MOTTO FOR THE LEAGUE “SUPPORTING CULTURAL TOURISM FOR FIGHTING POVERTY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION IN THE USAMBARA MOUNTAINS.
On 28th April YPM participated in the official launching of the Usambara League. The event was held in Soni and was organized by the Sports council of Lushoto district in coordination with the three parliamentarians found in Lushoto (Lushoto, Mlalo and Bumbuli constitutents). The event was launched by the District commissioner of Lushoto.
The competition will involve teams from 8 divisions (Tarafa) in Lushoto district that will be the winners from the ward competitions. The intention of the league despite bringing youths together it will mobilize them to see on how they can make use of the splendid rich environment for tourism as a way to fight poverty. On the other hand keeping the environment will assure more chances to have future opportunities for tourism which in return it provides employment to involved communities.
The participation of YPM is in course of their mission and vision of fighting poverty through involving youth in economic justice. YPM has been presented in the inauguration by the YPM football team of under 20. The team emerged the winners in the day bonanza.
YPM was part of the few sponsors, working closely to the Lushoto and Bumbuli Councils. The events of the day included the half marathon, 5Km competitions and children competitions, there were also volleyball for under 14 and 6 football teams to color the event. The joy has been that YPM won 1-0 against the Mgwashi team from the Bumbuli constituent.