Subjects to Citizens – 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 »

 

Subjects to Citizens

S2C is a program launched by the African alliance of YMCA. Noticing that many young Africans were excluded from decision making processes and misused by politicians boosting their own agenda, the African alliance raised the issue of how to turn “subjects” into “citizens”.

A subject is someone who doesn’t know his or her position in society. Someone who blindly follows the stream and don’t have the necessary knowledge or skills to stake out his or her own course in life. The subject is rendered voiceless and invisible by community. They are therefore easily misguided by false promises from politicians using youths as steppingstones to higher political goals.

A citizen is someone who knows his or her position in society and are able to hold his or her leaders accountable. The citizen doesn’t follow command blindly, but ask for what purpose an activity is undertaken and who it will benefit. By empowering the subject, he or she can become an enlightened citizen who are able to claim his or her rights and participate fully in societal live. YPM intend to turn subjects into citizens. We do this through educating youth in clubs in schools, arranging workshops and debates, and activities like tensing and sport groups.

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