My name is Gideon P. Mazara, I’m a Tanzanian and the Founder & CEO of Tanzania Get Together Foundation currently in Mtwara, Tanzania. TGT Foundation's first crusade is children and youth welfare, the foundation is acting upon to solve some of the most pressing education problems to orphans, disabled, vulnerable street children and youth in The United Republic of Tanzania via innovative & progressive projects.
Tanzania Get Together Foundation acronym “TGT Foundation” is a Non-Governmental, Non-Political, Non-Religious and Non-Profit Making Foundation, founded on 12th June 2014. The Foundation received national recognition and registration through RITA – Registration Insolvency and Trusteeship authority, having a certificate of incorporation No. 5465 on the 18th July 2017.
Our Mission Statement is;
“To provide education, meaningful and sustainable solutions, engagement in research both formal & informal, enhance proper policy formation and reforms within Children and Youth welfare, Women & Gender issues, Social protection, Education & Vocational skills and ICT promotion in The United Republic of Tanzania.”
About this cause;
The Foundation is committed to empowering youth by supporting efforts to increase access to quality education, staying informed, the foundation is launching a campaign titled “Life Skills for Youth Development”, aimed to promote critical thinking, respect for diverse opinions and free open intellectual inquiry. The campaigned project deliverables shall include the preparation of youth with market – relevant, life and work readiness training and support, it shall open their window of opportunities into jobs and even equip them for self-employment.
Tanzania society’s progress is determined among other things by how much we involve youth in building the future. It is important therefore to prepare young people (youngsters) as leaders, decision makers, entrepreneurs, parents and guardians because they have vital role to play in the socio-economic development of the nation.
Youth, as defined by the National Youth Development Policy of Tanzania; these are individual between the ages of 15 to 35.
Youth Population in Tanzania according to the 2012 Population & Housing census; the number was found to be 7,314,116 males and 8,273,505 females, this is estimated at 34.7% of the total population at the time. Youth Population Growth; The percentage ratio of youth has seen a fall for many reasons since the 2002 census which showed 35.6% being youth when compared to the last census of 2012 of which 34.7% were youth individuals.
Sectoral area of intervention and priority programs is Non-formal education;
The aim of this area is to offer unique life skills which are not taught in schools, Colleges and Universities which are very essential for future academic, career and life success.
We'll be doing this through mentoring or training workshops in schools, college and universities campus depending on agreement with Administration responsible for that area.
Life skills for youth development to be offered in different regions across Tanzania mainland & Island of Zanzibar includes the following;
1. Financial literacy, which includes how to set up personal financial goals, personal budget, how to become familiarity with financial institutions and different services offered.
2. Time management & Self-discipline skills.
3. Self-employment & working skills.
4. How to set up personal life goals and reach them.
5. How to set up personal career goals and reach them.
Come and help many youths in Tanzania;
Tanzania Get Together Foundation is conducting researches on youth concerned issues socially and economically, in line with LS4YD the project shall make use of finding to include in training and seminars moving forward in the second phase of the project and other regions by sharing of knowledge and information.
Minimum target is 10,000 youths and initially the amount of $ 10,000 to be raised shall cover Training Materials (Books & DVD's).