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CONTENTS Our Mision and Mission [2] Foreword [3] TAI Highlights [4] Usafi-Kwanza Projects [6] Jali project [8] Jahazi Project [10] Darubini Leadership Programme [11] TAI staff and volunteers [12] TAI structure and accountability[14] Organizational finances [15] Get Involved [16] Testimonials [17] Collaborations [18] TAI 2013-2014 in pictures [20] [2] TAI Annual Report 2014

OUR VISION A society where youth are active participants for sustainable development in Tanzania


Our mission is to empower young people to be socially responsible leaders through practical involvement, capacity building and policy advocacy in Tanzania.

OUR VALUES Collaboration Innovation Sustainability Professionalism

FOREWORD Dear stakeholders I am grateful to share with you the annual report of this emerging organization. Looking back at this first year of TAI’s operations I would like to say that we have reasons to celebrate the success we have achieved in making children and youth empowered while at school. In today’s world the youth group is facing many hardships and for some lack of belongingness within the society. Youth in Tanzania constitute a big chunk of the population, yet it remains the most subjugated and marginalized due to limited opportunities for quality education and training, viable employment and health and social services. The government is doing well in increasing the number of youth enrolled in school. The poor quality of education has caused graduates to miss the necessary skills to create employment opportunities or grab the available employment opportunities. In TAI we plan to continue working with the youth who never have been nurtured and given opportunities to develop into a productive generation. We keep our commitment in youth empowerment while they are still at school and recent graduates in order to contribute in reducing reduce the unemployment problems which are increasing every year.

Ian Tarimo Executive Director



TAI Highlights 2013-2014 On 25th September 2014 TAI celebrated its one year (hand washing and tooth brushing) for children, and anniversary, TAI started its operations in 2013, after being secondly, reproductive health and menstrual hygiene. In registered by the Tanzania Non-Governmental act of 2002. the area of education TAI ran one big career day event to From the 25th September 2013 up to now TAI has been inspire and motivate young people. working with different local communities by focusing on Throughout the past year TAI has engaged over 100 young education and health of youth and children. people, we believe in leadership, hence we create a In the past 12 months TAI conducted six successful events space for youth to give their contribution of skills, which reached more than 1500 youths and children. With a knowledge and time to make the change in our total of three projects that TAI has been running for the communities. Youth who worked with TAI are students from past year, we have been able to reach children and youth local and international higher learning institutions as well as initiated a leadership program and give knowledge , skills and some donation kits that graduates. TAI this year support health. TAI runs two health projects: firstly, for recent graduates from high schools and higher learning conducting training events for proper hygiene institutions to foster their leadership skills empowering them to make change in our communities as well as being able to compete in the job market. Through our valuable collaborations, we worked with six organizations in the last 12 months. We worked in collaboration with different organizations that we share the purpose of making a change in the community. These organizations include Cambridge Development Initiatives (CDI), Global Platform Tanzania, Grand malt Tanzania, Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots, Kigamboni Community Centre (KCC) and Motomoto Adventures Co.

TAI proper hygiene project, after tooth brushing [4] TAI Annual Report 2014

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h t l a e H To keep the body in good health is a duty...

Under this area TAI implemented the following projects


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otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. - Buddha


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Proper Hygiene practices Direct participants


Number of Schools


Youth engagement 98 In 2013 and 2014, TAI’s hygiene projects reached 1,490 children around primary schools in two of the Dar es Salaam districts and created an impact to 12 schools. A number of 98 youth, which included 62 locals and 36 internationals have been on board with the TAI team to cre-

Usafi Kwanza Project for proper hygiene for children OUR IMPACT Every year about 2.2 million children under the age of five die because of diarrhea and pneumonia which are mostly caused by improper hygiene. Diseases and poor sanitation threaten the health of younger Tanzanians and can lead to death at younger age, poor performance in education, low life expectancy and eruption of preventable diseases. This project provides proper hygiene knowledge and facilities to the children hence changing personal hygiene habits of the next generation.

Usafi Kwanza Project, previously known as MiMi Project as well as MiMi project, is a series of events which brings together children from different communities for the purpose of promoting proper hygiene Usafi kwanza project started in 2013 as one of the first projects after TAI was officially established. The kick off event took place during the Global Hand Washing day on October 18th 2013 at Anlex Primary School, located in Kijichi Dar es Salaam with more than 200 children. Working in collaboration with other organizations such as Kigamboni Community Centre (KCC), Global Platform Tanzania and

Jane Goodall

Roots and Shoots increased our reach and impact to more children from Kinondoni and Temeke Districts through three successful events. On The International Day of an African Child which were implemented in collaboration with Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots [cont‌]

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More on Usafi kwanza project

There were a number of Seven (7) primary schools and more than 30 youth were involved which led to an impact of 424 children's receiving proper hygiene practical knowledge. During the events, children were trained how to wash hands properly with clean water and soap as well as proper tooth brushing practices, facilitated by youth trainers. This will help to increase proper hygiene

challenges faced during the project these

implementation, includes



resources such as buckets, soups and tissues as well as challenging




behavior and lower the risk of preventable diseases for children .



From June 2014, with partnership with CDI—Cambridge Development



Initiative the project added a focus on engineering by building simple

funds to support the project.

sewage system and toilets in the informal settlement of Vingunguti Dar es


Salaam. A number of 20 toilets have been built up and connected to a

project consists of proper

simple sewage system while 400 children's received practical hygiene


knowledge around Vingunguti area.


For the year 2013-2014, five events have been successfully carried out

tooth brushing

at different primary schools and communities around Dar es Salaam,

building toilets in informal

impacting 1,498 children,



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washing, as well as

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Girls empowerment Direct participants


Number of Schools


Youth engagement 14 Jali Project has supported a total of 32 young girls. The TAI team conducted a research in the areas of awareness, affordability and accessibility of sanitary pads to assess the needs of the young girls in rural Tanzania. The research and project has been lead by young women who are passionate about change for girls.

Jali project for sexual and reproductive health OUR IMPACT

In May 2014, the Jali project team organized a trip to Many girls in Tanzania are not attending school during their menses due to lack of menstrual hygiene products Increasing the knowledge about the menstruation and how to live comfortably with it, offering affordable sanitary pads and inspiring girls to reach their dreams are some of the ways we have empowered girls especially in rural schools.

Bumbuli in Tanga region to conduct a feasibility study for the project. The team collected information within the area of menstrual hygiene from various stakeholders such as nurses, pharmacies, teachers, and students. From the information we collected we confirmed that there is a need for the project in the Bumbuli schools. The Jali project team distributed “Binti Boxes” to students who participated in the focus discussions. A Binti Box contains sanitary pads for two months of use, panties, paper bags for disposal, soap and a flier with basic information about Menstrual Hygiene. The project way forward for the year 2015 is to conduct workshops about Sexual Reproductive Health Right, , girls motivation and distribution of “Binti Boxes”

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Bumbuli Secondary School

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.� - Nelson Mandela

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Career and lifestyle development Direct participants


Number of Schools


Youth engagement 42 The Jahazi Project brought together more than 400 students from two secondary schools in Dar es Salaam. There were more than 40 young people involved in this project, as volunteers, mentors, speakers as well as trainers.

Jahazi project for career and lifestyle While one-off events aiming to increase career exposure are commonplace, they often lead students to choose the more glamorous over the more fulfilling career. Most students focus on becoming doctors, lawyers or engineers. This desire is grounded in society’s expectations, not self-understanding. Exploring is the missing link. The Jahazi project is divided into two stages: ‘Explore’ and ‘Inspire’. Through reflection workshops students learned to identify their individual strengths and passions, and to view both as signposts of new career opportunities.

OUR IMPACT Preliminary Workshops: 3 workshops, each lasting one hour, in the run-up to the event delivered by different NGOs. • VoiceGiving: empowerment- introducted the idea that students need to take ownership of their life decisions. Motivation to gain skills for success. • Tanzania Youth For Change: knowing your options- Moving beyond the normal answers of doctor, lawyer and engineer to explore a diverse range of career paths! • Tanzania Aspiration Initiatives: mapping your future- self-reflection on personal strengths and realistic goals for the future. The Careers Day: INSPIRATION. Theme: A series of high-profile speakers kicked off the day with a panel discussion with the theme “What does it take to be successful in Tanzania?” Delivered by professionals with extensive experience, each of these workshops aimed to inform students about the range of opportunities available in the area. The professionals also offered practical advice on how the students might get started in their chosen career, and answered any questions the students had.”

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TAI Staff

Ian Tarimo Co-founder

Gwamaka Mwabuka Alphonce Haule

Ian has seven years of experience in the non-profit sector, he holds a bachelor degree from the Institute of Finance Management (IFM). Currently Ian is a leader of TAI and he is having a number of initiatives which makes change in the local communities in Tanzania

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Gwamaka has six years of experience in the non-profit sector He earned a Bachelor’s degree from the Institute of Finance Management (IFM). Currently Gwamaka is making impact through TAI and making initiatives that supports social entrepreneurs.

Alphonce has six years of experience in the nonprofit sector, He has Bachelors degree in Banking and Finance from IFM . Currently Alphonce is making social change through TAI as well as through his talent as a photographer

Ines Fidelis

Project Director

Ines worked for three years in nonprofit sector. She acquired a bachelors degree in Sociology from the St. Augustine University of Tanzania. She is currently making an impact to children who live in different local communities.

TAI volunteers and supporters

TAI Structure and Accountability coordinator of the initiative whereby there are work. The advisory board generally provides three coordinators for our initiatives.

Management Team The Management team does the overall administrative work as well as managing the projects. There are 4 managers and 6 coordinators. The managers are responsible for the administrative work and they report directly to the Ex-

recommendations and important information but do not have any governing authority over the organization. The organization’s directors usually appoint members to an advisory board. TAI needs the advisory board members to bring additional needed expert insight into initiatives and projects

ecutive Director. The coordinators report to the Board of directors

TAI Structure

responsible manager.

TAI is a project based organization which has a Executive Director

The board of directors is crucial to TAI and is responsible for many specific tasks. The board’s

total of three projects and one program, Each The role of the executive director is to link the main task is to govern and oversee the operaproject has a team and they report to the management team and the board of directors. tions of the organization through acting as fiduManagement team. The management team His responsibility is to transfer the strategic plans ciaries. In other words, the board is legally, fiworks with the Executive director who to the daily operations, to lead the manage- nancially, and morally responsible for the organconsolidates all the operational reports and links ment team to meet the organizational goals ization. Each individual member of the board is significant and holds many responsibilities that them to the board of directors. and to report to the board of directors. . help contribute to his/her work on the board as Projects Team Leaders Advisory Board a whole . Each project has a team leader who manages The advisory board is comprised of individuals the project team in order for the team to reach who bring their experience, expert knowledge the project objectives. This person reports to the or skills that can enhance the organization’s

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Co-founders Donations


Administrative Support


In-kind support Corporate sponsorship

3,754,000.00 470,000.00





EXPENSES TAI Administrative expenses


Projects operational expenses




EXECESS (DEFICIENCY) Net assets, beginning of the year NET ASSETS END OF THE YEAR

750,000.00 0 230,000.00



Get Involved JOIN TAI

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and what our goal is,

?” d e lv o v in t e g I n a c ow they always ask “H VOLUNTEER




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TESTIMONIALS It has been a rewarding experience working with TAI as a volunteer, I worked for more than seven months up to now I am a director, For me volunteering connected me with different people, took me out of my premises and let me out to see what is really happening outside my own familiar world. In other words this experience made me grow personally as well as professionally. (Ines Fidelis, TAI local volunteer from Dar es Salaam)

Volunteering for TAI is a great opportunity to make a positive impact. One of the things i especially like about TAI is that our capacity building allow the community members themselves to be the drivers of change, thereby ensuring that the time our volunteers spend within the projects will benefit the community in a sustainable manner. (Maria, TAI International Volunteer from Denmark)

I support TAI because I believe their work has a direct impact on Tanzanian communities. Instead of giving me birthday presents, I asked my family and friends to donate to TAI's 'Wajali Project' so that the money can be used to empower marginalized girls who need it more than me. It made me very happy that the fundraising goal was even surpassed by over 60%." (Sonja, TAI supporter from Germany)

Being a Volunteer brings me a day-to-day responsibility instead of a burden, But something I would love to do and to share with my friends, to actually do stuff that change someone’s life. (Eve, TAI online volunteer from USA)



Collaborations There are a lot of social problems in our communities and TAI have a big vision which can not be fulfilled alone and hence we believe in collaborations

Voice Giving TAI relies on a broad and diverse set of collaborative relationships and partnerships in all parts of the world to pursue its mission and implement its programmes.

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TAI 2013-2014 Summary in pictures

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