"We are all champions"
Kinara for Youth Evolution is a youth-led grassroots Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working in Tanzania Mainland and based in Chamwino Ward, Morogoro Municipal District. Kinara was originally founded as the Morogoro Youth Development Initiative (MOYODEI) in September 2013 when twenty passionate youth gathered to discuss the common challenges they faced in the community. Their most critical challenges were lack of reproductive health education, gender discrimination and few employment opportunities. We have since established ourselves as an active, inclusive, and participatory organization responding to community needs aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Our work is organized into four integrated programs in Sexual Reproductive Health and Gender Equality, Livelihoods, Education, and Citizen Participation.
Sexual Reproductive Health and Gender Equality
The goal of this program is to reduce teenage pregnancy. To achieve this goal, we conduct participatory peer education sessions at schools, communities and at our office. Topics discussed include self-awareness, gender equality, gender-based violence, peer pressure, healthy relationships, teenage pregnancy itself, family planning and STIs/HIV. Our main project in this program is called Protect your Dream where we establish and support the following groups of peer educators:
1. Big Sisters and Big Brothers
2. Strength of Mothers
3. Community Change Agents
The goal of this program is to increase job opportunities for youth. This is done by giving them marketable and practical knowledge and skills on how to provide for themselves. The program consists of two projects, namely Sewing Team and the Entrepreneurship Groups.
Education - "Bukua!"
The goal of our Education program is to increase literacy and numeracy and to improve educational outcomes in annual and national exams. In the Bukua! project, which means "Study Hard!" in Swahili, we run various initiatives to help achieve these goals:
- Evening Class
- Educational Support
- Community Library
- Saturday Morning Reading Club
The goal of this program is to empower citizens, especially youth, to collect, analyze, and use data to spark discussion and advocate for change. This program consists of two projects.
- Water for Life
- CIVICUS SPEAK!
Please visit our website for more information about our programs!
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