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Ulevi Sio Dili Project

Location:

Mwenge TRA, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Email:

info@drst.or.tz

Phone

+255 756 795 022

Empowering Youth, Building Communities

The Ulevi Sio Dili Project is dedicated to empowering out-of-school youth aged 15 to 30 in Tanzania’s Pwani and Mara regions. It targets five districts: Bagamoyo, Kibaha, Kisarawe, Bunda, and Musoma, aiming to address their specific challenges.

Groups of Activities:

  1. Informal Gatherings: Street camps, arts/music groups, and discussions on drug and alcohol issues.
  2. Bimonthly Meetings at Maarifa Hub: Regular gatherings for knowledge exchange, skill-building, and mentorship.
  3. Social Media Engagement: Dissemination of informative content via platforms like YouTube, WhatsApp, and Instagram.
  4. Mainstream Media Utilization: Collaboration with TV and community radio talk shows to promote discussions and behavior change.

Implementation Patterns: Activities will run concurrently across all five districts, focusing on two wards per district with higher alcohol consumption rates. Trained volunteers in each district will facilitate engagement with youth.

Project Outcomes:

Outcome One: Youth Empowerment for Harm Reduction in Alcohol Consumption

  • Output 1.1: Formation and Rollout of Peer Education Approach: Recruiting and training peer educators, integrating alcohol harm topics into life skills manuals.
  • Output 1.2: Awareness Creation on Alcohol Harm among Youths: Regular awareness sessions, provision of sports equipment, training on alternative income-generating projects, and digital media engagement.

Outcome Two: Empowered Communities and Local Government Officials in Addressing Alcohol Harm

  • Output 2.1: Community Awareness Creation on Alcohol Harm: Quarterly sensitization meetings, structured awareness sessions, and stakeholder mobilization.
  • Output 2.2: Communities Taking Action to Address Alcohol Harm: Lobbying meetings, in-house workshops, support in formulating alcohol bylaws, and advocacy for bylaw approval.

Outcome Three: ICCAO Capacity Improvement to Deliver Quality Project

  • Output 3.1: Capacity Building for ICCAO Staff on Alcohol Issues: Training sessions, participation in conferences, and attendance at partners’ meetings.
  • Output 3.2: Effective Project Implementation and Monitoring: Baseline survey, quarterly monitoring visits, midterm evaluation, and endline survey/evaluation.

These outcomes aim to reduce alcohol-related harm, empower youth and communities, and ensure successful project implementation by ICCAO.