July 2016 – Youth Peace Makers
Economic Justice

Economic Justice

One of the members of VICOBA in his field as he demonstrated how he had invested from the loan which he has taken in his group. More »

Advocacy and Environment

Advocacy and Environment

Students of primary school and secondary school durring S2C seminar which involving key factors favoring development student to recognize their social responsibility. The student also had a opportunity to make their peaceful protest against environmental protection encourage early labor, including child marriage every student was caring a poster with a message to encourage development favoring highlights. More »

Sports and Arts for Development

Sports and Arts for Development

Lushoto Tensing group performing in national youth week held at Dodoma. More »

Economic Justice

Economic Justice

Projects manager Mr.Peter Jally inspecting project of one of the VICOBA members who took out a loan and benefit in the village of Kwedeghe. More »

Advocacy and Environment

Advocacy and Environment

Students from St. Marys Mazinde Juu explaining how wind can be harvested during Enviromental week held at YPM office. More »

Sports and Arts for Development

Sports and Arts for Development

Director of YPM Rev. Godfrey Walalaze shaking hands with football players at Mkinga during the opening of the Stop Poverty Cup. More »

 

Monthly Archives: July 2016

MHELO KIDS AT YPM LEARNING CENTER

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Youth Peace Makers Tanzania has succeeded in establishing learning centers in different areas in ,Lushoto district. In this program YPM invites students of different primary and secondary schools around the town.

Above are The kids/pupils of Mhelo primary school learning computer programs. They do meet three times a week on wesdnesday, Thursday and friday.The aim is to give them opportunity to learn for free, without contributing any amount of money as well as be innovative through what they have learned

VICOBA leadership training in Mshangai and Kamngobole

Tuesday 21st and Thursday 29th of September, YPM held VICOBA trainings in Mshangai and Kamngobole for leaders from twenty three different VICOBA-groups around the area.

Secretaries, discipline masters, treasures and chair persons met to report and share experiences from their VICOBA groups, and get professional input from head office. The aim of the meeting was to discuss several themes on VICOBA, to make sure our leaders feel supported and return to their communities even more confident and knowledgeable than before. Strong leaders are necessary build strong and durable VICOBA groups, and represent important figures in community development.

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Participants get training on importance of good leadership

A leader should always be elected from members within the group. One of his or hers main responsibilities is to be a positive motivator and empower others to save more. A successful leaders is one that sees that others succeeds. But leadership is also about making sure that the rules are followed and the VICOBA members pay their shares and fines according to the law of the group. VICOBA does not permit losses. This is the communities money, and trust is needed for the system to work. Each VICOBA group should have a constitution which help govern their activities, and leaders may refer to this in case of disagreements on eg. payment of fines. It is important that leaders upheld a strict, but fair, line on deadlines for payments of VICOBA money, and go in front as good examples themselves.

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Group assignment: participants are calculating how to divide profit from VICOBA according to a persons shares.

It is important that leaders upheld a strict, but fair, line on deadlines for payments of VICOBA money, and go in front as good examples themselves.

The training in Mshangai also gave to thirteen groups chance to present themselves, and their achievements this far. Some groups had started only recently, and only gathered some hundred thousands shillings, but most groups were between 25-40 members and had collected from 2 million to 4 million shillings. One group had even managed to collect more than 6 million. Most of the groups reported meeting the same challenges: members who used to long time to return loans, and lack of facilities to run group projects. Most of the groups had tree planting projects, or other small group businesses.

YMP are grateful for all the good work done around in the villages, especially by the group leaders, who volunteer of their time to run our projects. You are indispensable to our work, and real makers of changers in the lives of your neighbors, friends and families.

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