Thursday, 30 January 2020

Pamoja Youth Initiative 5th Anniversary

This year 2020, Pamoja Youth Initiative celebrates 5 years as a youth-led organization; the 21st January marked the Anniversary of our formal registration. As part of our 5th Anniversary celebrations, our co-founder and Executive Secretary has taken a few moments to reflect on what has changed over the last 5 years since our establishment:

Monday, 11 February 2019

Leadership Training for Students Organization

On 9th February, 2019 Pamoja Youth Initiative (PYI) through Leadership Development Program conducted leadership training to the student's organization at Mpapa Secondary School located at Central District in Unguja. The training involved 25 students from Mpapa Secondary School student's organization

The training aimed at building the capacity of student’s leaders on leadership, self-management as well as goal setting. This training was facilitated by Our Chairperson Mr. Rashid Mwinyi who is also a member of Feed the Future Tanzania Advancing Youth Advisory Council, Ms. Asma Ali, Finance and Administration Officer and Mr. Shineni Haji.

The training oriented the participants on the concept of leadership, qualities of a good leaders, mentorship, goal setting, time management and team building activities.

The training was very productive and the students were very keen to participate.

Beach Cleanup Stone town Beaches

We Pamoja Youth Initiative proud ourselves to participate on a very big and important event of cleaning up the beach at Stone Town and welcoming the flip flopi boat. The boat was entirely made by plastic wastes from the sea and beach in Lamu Kenya.
Let's all join our hands to fight against plastics pollution.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Announcing a New Project on Nurturing the Culture of Learning

We are excited to announce the opening of our library project in Uzini Primary School, Central district of Unguja, designed to support the culture of reading books in early age. Reading books promotes students communication skills enhance language skills and fluency as well as allowing them to express their ideas and thought better.

For this particular project we will work with Zanzibar Library Services to improve the management of library. This library will work alongside with teachers, youths, local community and students by conducting reading club sessions, as well as competitions to motivate culture of reading books among the students and youths.

Interested in getting involved?

We are thrilled that Book for Africa, Zanzibar Adventure School and Zanzibar Library Services are part of the contributors for this project. 
We are seeking partner organizations and individuals who would like to contribute books, or work as volunteers in this project. 

We are also planning to launch classes and teach life skills and other preferred skills to the youth and the community living in Uzini Village. If you are interested to work with us in this project, please email me us

Friday, 28 December 2018

"Discourse and critical thinking are essential tools when it comes to securing progress in a democratic society. But in the end, unity and engaged participation are what make it happen". -Aberjhani
Our Chairperson Mr. Rashid Mwinyi represented Pamoja Youth Initiative on a very hot youth dialogue which involved the youth from every angle of Unguja to discuss the youth involvement and participation in decision making and development activities. The event was held at Mazsons Hotel on 27th December, 2018 under the sponsorship of  Action Aids Tanzania.

Monday, 24 December 2018

Nama Get Hired Seminar

from 22nd and 23rd ofDecember, 2018 members of Pamoja Youth Initiative participated in Career Fair Seminar titled “Nama Get Hired” organised by Nama Foundation under its partner, An-Nahl Trust which took place at City Garden, Gerezani-Dares Salaam. The event involved 100 participants including university students and recent graduates from Tanzania. The Seminar was officiated by Minister of Industry, Trade and investment, Hon. Joseph Kakunda. 
The first day of the seminar was dedicated to equipping the participants with relevant knowledge on employability skills such as career job searching, career planning as well as interview skills. The second day immersed the students on entrepreneurship sessions as an alternative to youth employment. Also, the event involved exhibitions whereby companies, NGO’s, and entrepreneurs were able to showcase their services and products. 
Among other things the seminar oriented the participants with financial management skills as well as problem solving skills using “Community toolbox” toolkit. The students were imparted with knowledge on how to use the tool towards addressing challenges such as unemployment, poor waste management facing their communities and turning them into opportunities using the knowledge and available resources within their networks. 
As not enough the participants were challenged to use Voluntarism to solve social problems and gain relevant working experience in their respective careers.
The seminar was very fruitful and participants were urged to share the knowledge and skills they have gained with other young people.

Sunday, 23 December 2018