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Alex Luoga

Youth Against AIDS and Poverty...
Joined December 2020
Interests: Access to Information, Economic Empowerment, Education, Gender-based violence, Health, Labor & Employment
I'm a young human rights defender and community development activist as well as among the founder members and current Programs Coordinator of Youth Against AIDS and Poverty Association (YAAPA) a Non-government organization established on 15th May 2005 and officially registered on 19th March 2008 under Registration No. 06NGO/0451 with main mission create a society where youth and children’s full rights are respected and realized to enhance them to reach their full potentialities. YAAPA is operating its activities in the mainland of Tanzania with principal focus in Kigoma region. Since the establishment the organization, through our coordination, is experienced in the following areas of activities: - (1) Youth empowerment on human rights advocacy and defense through trainings, public lobbying and education; -(2) Education on health issues, especially for HIV/AIDS prevention, and Child stunting reduction by providing information and services to Early/Teenage girls' mothers; - (3) Rescuing and economic empowerment of underserved and un-reached youth, especially youth victims or survivors or at risk of illicit drugs use and domestic or farming labor exploitation. By joining NAMATI Network, I'm personally expected to: (a) develop my knowledge by acquiring new and developed methods and tools on legal advocacy, (b) expand my expertise by sharing information on youth legal empowerment, and (c) extend our vision with others as well as the Network members.

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