About Hakizetu Tanzania
Hakizetu Tanzania is registered as a non-governmental organization, came in to operate since 2016, Hakizetu interventions focus within Lake and Central Zone, Central Zone and Northern regions of Tanzania mainland.
Hakizetu Intervention focuses in to 7 projects/initiatives;
Economic Empowerment Project
According to HRW-2017, 1.5 Million Adolescents who are supposed to be in school are not in Schools. Among the reasons, which contribute to drop, are teenage pregnancy, child marriage, child labour and exploitation and others.
In order to combat these high dropout rates and the lack of educational opportunities for Tanzanian girls, Hakizetu provides vocational training to girls, young mothers and boys school who are school droppers and survivors of various kinds of violence. Hakizetu believes that vocational skills and life skills are one of the best avenues to avoid cycles of poverty, and upholding economic freedom, which enables survivors to engage in decision making for their well beings.
During the in training period beneficiaries also engage in mentorship and life skill sessions from identified Mentors. During mentorship sessions beneficiaries are engaged on how to build their brand, how to get market for their product and how to engage their customers. Also in life skills they’re trained on behaviour change and SRHR sessions.
Microfinance, also called microcredit, is a type of seed grant service provided to unemployed or low-income individuals or groups who otherwise would have no other access to financial services. Hakizetu provides this seed grants to groups of young people and women who are unemployed. After being trained and engaged under Hakizetu sessions (Entrepreneurship or vocational training) those who perform well are supported to establish their own business by provided with seed grant for business start-up or development. Hakizetu provides between $150-$250 to individual. Beneficiaries also are supported with financial and business education. The goal of microfinance is to ultimately give impoverished people an opportunity to become self-sufficient.
As these entrepreneurs start new businesses, we’ve witnessed their power to create new jobs and help shape local economies. Our entrepreneurship initiatives give young men and women the foundational knowledge, training, and resources to start, lead, and grow small and micro enterprises.
We empower young people to succeed in self-employment, because we know that the global market can’t keep pace with the vast numbers of young people entering every year.
In every initiative which is intended to empower young people economically Hakizetu uses informal Approach where beneficiaries learn through getting experience from local successful business women and men who are founded within their communities
Nabaki Shule Initiative
Sanitation management is a difficult issue across Tanzania, Many girls and women are highly impacted by lack of access to products that make their periods safe. Lack of education around menstruation periods in Tanzania creates many challenges among girls including poor attendance to schools and health problem. In fact, many girls in rural community think that their menstruation period is a kind of disease. Nabaki Shule Initiative seeks to educate girls and communities about menstruation management and support vulnerable girls with menstruation kits which contain reusable sanitary pads, aiming to lessen the negative effects of the taboo surrounding menstruation.
Msichana Thabiti Project
This project addresses the particular needs of adolescent girls ages 10-14 in Mwanza, Currently, the project is implemented at Nyamanoro Primary School applying the “Primary Prevention Approach” by providing right information, skills and support their needs for successful transition from girlhood to productive womanhood.
The Living Better Today Initiative
The Living Better Today Initiative is for Community Mobilization and Support. Currently, the project is implemented in Mwanza and Dodoma respectively.
The initiative engages various community members including schools to involve direct on gender and sexual violence prevention strategies, breaking the silence by speaking out and reporting cases of violence to respective authorities and entities.
This initiative uses a “Participatory Approaches” where few community members are identified and technically supported to reach their fellow community members and facilitate in small and large group conversations on
Issues of gender based violence and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) The facilitators to these group sessions are termed “Community Volunteer Facilitators”.
Also the initiative mobilizes In-School peer groups; who have undergone intensive trainings on how to facilitate peer education and support to their peers on how to report violence and notes signs of violence. The well-trained peer educators are titled as “In-school Champion Educators”, reaching seven (7) schools in Mwanza Region.
The project intends to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights among youth in Tanzania. Recently, the project focuses to work on ‘Smart Advocacy’ to hold the Tanzania Government accountable for youth- and adolescent-related FP2020 commitment and other commitments on SRHR.
Legal Aid and Social Counseling
Hakizetu provides social counseling to community members survivors of violence. Majority of the reported cases at the Hakizetu Office are related to family disputes.
The Legal aid is available to low-income individuals and disadvantaged groups of the community for a variety of legal problems, including family disputes on land ownership and many others. Our legal aid includes court representative to settle few cases and issue legal advice.
Hakizetu has as well established a strong network of Twenty (20) Paralegals who are functioning in rural areas of Magu district in Lutale and Bujashi wards in collaboration and support by a Senior Lawyer.
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