We endeavor to share our experiences and knowledge in the following areas with the community: community based natural resource management, impact assessment, environmental governance, project planning and management, participatory GIS, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), entrepreneurship, communication, social work, social marketing and applied theatre and puppetry.
We focus on ending malnutrition, providing preventive health education, supporting general and conservation education, entrepreneurship, capacity building, training, advocacy and leadership development and nurturing. We promote good governance and peace at the grass-root level.
Our programs are designed to provide community members an opportunity to share their strengths and utilize their skills, while increasing social capital by connecting with others in our community and beyond. We focus on enhancing public health and livelihood opportunities for rural youth, women, orphans and people living with HIV/AIDS.
We seek to improve the welfare of our community through research, program proposal and implemetation of sustainable work. We target inclusion of vulnerable youth in our programs and we support and undertake educational initiatives. We currently work with more than 10 registerd youth groups within the Matungu District. Over 80% of our organisation members/beneficiaries are younger than 35 years old. Our management team has many decision making members younger than 35 years in leadership positions. This is important because our cultural norms prefer community elders to make decisions. Due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and poverty we do not have many elders left and so the youth need to be mentored so they can make good decisions for themselves and future generations.
The below network analysis map shows our relationships with area youth groups and global funders (Maxson, 2011). Note that most of the organizations are connected through us, indicating our ability to build rapport and foster numerous collaborative relationships.
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