Wajibika Project

Wajibika is a Kiswahili verb meaning ‘be accountable’. Ourprojectis named Wajibika as it’s a call for all citizens, government, civil service organizations and other stakeholders to do their part in ensuring that all citizens of Tanzania enjoy a good livelihood, peace and security.

Wajibika started in late 2013 and will run until 2015 with support from NORAD through Y-Global of Norway.


The project has two focus areas:
Focus Area One
Empowering youth to become active citizens in the struggle for Economic and Environmental Justice.

Activities
Advocacy Training for Youth: Youth trained on how they can influence individual mindsets and national and global polices on Environment and Economic issues. A component of this activity sponsors youth to attend National Dialogues on Policy.

Environment Advocacy Events:Increasing awareness in the community on current Environmental Issues ad what they can do to make a difference

Public Expenditure Tracking Survey (PETS) Committees: Facilitating youth to form and operate PETS committees which work to ensure that an increased amount of budgeted public funds are used for their intended purpose

Focus Area Two
Improving the standard of living for youth through reducing their economic vulnerability

Activities
Formation of Youth Village and Community Banking (VICOBA) Group: Developing the financial literacy of group members, including savings ability, whilst increasing access to credit for life’s emergencies and for the financing of income generation activities.

Business Incubation:Mentoring youth in creating opportunities for income generation and in skill development for operating a business.

Green Technology: Providing youth with information on, and access to, alternative forms of technology, such as solar lighting or waste material charcoal briquettes. As to reduce individuallong term energy costs and environmental impact, as well as allow the development of Green Technology micro-enterprise.

Achievements – as at January 2015
- 6 PETS groups formed in 4 Branches
- 40 VICOBA groups established
- 8 environment clubs established in 8 schools
- Over 2000 trees planted in the branches
- Over 5,000 direct beneficiaries

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