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Global Millennials for Progress is excited to partner with Umoja to support the opening of a youth education centre in Arusha, Tanzania in 2018 that will serve hundreds of students.
Umoja Tanzania is a leading young people's charity based in Northern Tanzania. Umoja's mission is to provide education and welfare support to the most vulnerable children and young people in Tanzania, empowering them to develop the knowledge and skills needed to create positive change for themselves and the wider community. Their vision is to see vulnerable children and youth in Tanzania educated, empowered and living free from poverty, abuse and exploitation. They are working to achieve this through three key programme areas: Education, Health and Well-being, and Livelihoods.
Every two years, 50 disadvantaged youths (aged 14 -24) join Umoja's Foundation Program after a rigorous selection process based on age, need, motivation and lack of alternative opportunities. The core curriculum consists of English, life skills, entrepreneurship and social enterprise, I.T. global studies and mathematics. Extra-curricular activities include the arts, sports and after-school clubs where our students gain increased knowledge and confidence.
Umoja supports vulnerable children with primary education. These children would not otherwise be enrolled in school without Umoja's help. By supporting young children with primary level education, Umoja ensures that they have the best possible chance in completing secondary school and gaining meaningful employment. Currently Umoja partners with two primary schools in Arusha: Dinka and Nalopa primary schools.
Upon successful graduation from the Foundation Program, students are supported with ongoing education by the Foundation. Umoja continues to provide mentoring, financial and wellbeing support, ensuring that students have the best chance to complete their studies.
Global Millennials for Progress is seeking to mobilize 500+ millennials and raise $20,000 to contribute to the development of the Umoja youth education centre, which will mean hundreds of more students will be able to receive the necessary education and skills to be successful in Tanzanian society.