Youth Peacemakers, is a Youth oriented organization that provides space for interreligious, intergenerational, international, interracial platform to all members in our areas of work. Our projects are the initiatives to address the grassroots needs. We intend to help build up strong and justified communities that will be able to stand towards a justice based development through taking their responsibilities in fulfilling their citizenship duties as well as demanding social basic rights for fighting poverty from within their communities.
Youth Peacemakers is the registered Organization under BRELA since 2014. The Organization situated in Lushoto is registered to operate all over Tanzania, for now it serves in the districts of Tanga region-specifically Lushoto, Korogwe, Handeni, Tanga and Mkinga. It has the plans to expand and cover the remaining districts in the near future.
The organization has the vision to fight poverty and contribute in the 2030 vision of Poverty free world. To achieve the goal it operates in line to the Tanzania vision 2025, the five years Developmental Strategy of Tanzania 2016-2021 and the Sustainable Development goals.
Saving and credit groups PM-VICOBA, business incubation, entrepreneurship trainings, involvement in campaigns and advocacy for national resource equity and international economic justice movements. The YPM enables the poor to have TRUST that in- turn gives credibility to the poor of the poor to be able to take loan and address his/her economic challenges.
YPM focuses on Public Expenditure Tracking Systems- PETS, Youth Parliaments, Debate Clubs, Training on Subject to Citizen to college and Schools Youths as well as participation in implementation of United Nations Security Council-UNSEC 2250 and Campaigns on Education for a girl child. It is our belief that Peace is the outcome of Justice in any given society. To achieve that status, there is a need of citizen participation in planning, decision making and implementation of the agreed goals for community development.
Sports for Development
Youth have so many different talents, these need to be nurtured, cared, trained and directed into the useful end. On the other hand sports is a means to interact, cherish the youthfulness and engage in social activities. Through sports, many other skills are imparted to the involved group in our activities. We intend to cooperate with Local authorities and related ministries to give space and platform to youths in our target areas.,
Climate and Environment programs
Climate change is a reality that need committed minds and people to address its impacts. YPM thus aims at knowledge transfer, tree nurseries in schools and communities and green economic activities (targeting alternative sources of energy-brickets, planting trees and campaign on saving mother earth. It is our intention to prepare and transfer fruit and wood trees to our VICOBA members to enable them address the economic aspect from within their small farms.
Right Based Services
The aim is to build capacity of our members and target areas on gender issue and advocacy on provision of social basic needs in our society. YPM targets youths from different walks of life, those in schools, colleges and those out of the formal structures of education. The intention is to provide a platform where youth will be able to learn exchange, interact, empower and influence the changes that they want. In addition to youths, the YPM also focuses on women who are to be included in the struggle for development, economic empowerment, justice and rights to enjoy their life in its fullness.