Youth drilled on business, ICT skills

03Aug 2020
Crispin Gerald
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Youth drilled on business, ICT skills

SOME 50 youth from across the country are being equipped with skills on entrepreneurship, information and communication technology (ICT) as well as business and innovation.

Speaking to reporters over the weekend in Dar es Salaam director of the Tanzania Youth Coalition (TYC) Lenin Kazoba said that the five day camp aimed at helping recipients fight poverty takes place from yesterday to August 7 in Kilimanjaro region.

“The camp comprises of groups of youth who are already in business, ICT, agriculture and those who are leaders in their work places,” he added.

Director explained that the camp is designed to shape and impart some experience and guidance to youth who are looking to establish their business in order to have the basic knowledge,” he said.

Themed; ‘youth empowerment and investment for sustainable development’ the theme will provide the centerpiece of the discussions expected to take place during the camp. 

He said the camp is part of the effort to prepare and empower youth to be able to deliver their valuable contributions in various levels including politics, education, health and economy. This align with the theme of the International Youth Day dubbed; Youth engagement for Global Action”.

According to him, the camp is also an important platform to youth who are in business to share the challenges and strength they face in the field and how to deal with.

Kazoba explained that the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children Dr John Jingu is expected to be the guest of honor, while the executive secretary for the National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC) Bengi Issa is expected to close the camp on August 7th, 2020.

For his part coordinator of the Coalition Erick Chrispin “we are expecting to link youth with experts from financial institutions, Small Industrial Development Organization (SIDO), National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC) and other responsible organs for business, ICT and innovation in order to share the ground knowledge on how to go about. 

“This is the third camp to organize, after the first camp which took place in 2018 and the second one was held in 2019,” he explained.

He added that after the camp the Coalition works to monitor their development in order to see how far they have gone after the camp.

TYC is a non-government organization focused on making the voices of the youth heard on all policy platforms. We work with individuals aged 15 to 35 years old. We facilitate information dissemination, sharing and exchange, policy analysis, lobbying, and advocacy to carry on our mission.

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