Umoja

Promoting social entrepreneurship for youth

Umoja provides vulnerable and disadvantaged youth with a brighter future. We select 40 of the most at risk, but highly motivated, young adults from the urban slums of Arusha and provide education, personal development and life skills training which enables them to find meaningful employment.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1136792)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,000

Amount raised

£3,220

Donations

14

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment

    Helping

Location

Situation

Umoja has contributed to education and skills training for youths preparing them to enter the workforce. Yet poverty and poor education quality still presents the largest challenges for disenfranchised youth in Tanzania, many of whom struggle to find employment once they complete their studies. This is due to a lack of employment opportunities. Umoja plans to increase the numbers of graduates starting their own businesses to create change in their lives.

Solution

Umoja’s free holistic education and support programme has provided access to education for disadvantaged young people who lack alternative options. In an effort to diversify the opportunities provided for students, delivery of social enterprise training will provide students with new skills in business entrepreneurship and practical training. This programme will allow students to not only learn about social entrepreneurship but be able to practically engage in all aspects of the business.