TYVA EXPERIENCE ON “VOTING” PROCESS WITH YOUTH IN TANZANIA
TYVA defines youth as of age 16-30, of which concentrate much to bring up and create the opportunity for them.
The Organization was formed to fill a gap of a strong youth organizations and to address the challenge of poor youth involvement and participation. It aims at capacity building of youth and youth organizations in civic and social-economic spheres, focusing on bringing about self realization and empowerment of young people in Tanzania.
TYVA had experience on engaging youth through different projects like Kijana na Kura yako Project: 2010 This project provided “civic and voting education” targeting the first time voters in secondary schools and higher learning institutions. It attained two broad results. The results included 10,000 first time voters provided with knowledge regarding their voting rights and importance of their participation in elections in Dar es Salaam and Coast region. The second result was increased youth participation in election processes. We did the same in 2015 when we reach more than 15,000 youth in Tanzania and number of first time voters was two times compared to 2010 election. KIJANA NA KURA YAKO project included youth with disabilities and was conducted in Pwani , Mtwara , Arusha , Dar es Salaam and Ruvuma .