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Youth Against AIDS and Poverty Association (YAAPA)

Kigoma-Ujiji Municipal, Tanzania
Joined December 2020

YAAPA is working in Kigoma region. With mission to improve the life of the most vulnerable and underserved youths through education, health, human rights protection and economical empowerment.

Presence in: Tanzania
Focus: Education, Gender-based violence, Health, Labor & Employment, Livelihoods, Right to Information

Youth Against AIDS and Poverty Association (YAAPA) is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious and non-governmental organization (NGO) established on May 15th, 2005 and registered on 19th March 2008. The Head quarter of YAAPA is at Kilima-Hewa street, Kizota Area, Block “B”, Plots no. 85/86, Off TBC-Kigoma Building, in Mwanga Kusini ward, Kigoma-Ujiji Municipal. The organization currently individual members and serves or reaches annually over 2500 youth disseminated in seven districts of Kigoma region. YAAPA is governing through the Annual General Meeting, Board of Directors and the democratically elected Secretariat as the Management Committee. To facilitate it visibility and activities accessibility, the organization has established Sub-operational offices in each seven district of Kigoma region, in the western of Tanzania. Also, the organization collaborate with other local and international partners or networks, including Kigoma-Ujiji NGOs Network (KIUNGONET), Kigoma-Kasulu NGOs Network (KIKANGONET), Uvinza NGOs Network (UNON), THRDC-Dar es Salaam, TCDD-Dar es Salaam, PANITA-Dar es Salaam, EACSOF-Arusha, AfriYAN,

People Associated With This Organization

Alex Luoga

Youth Against AIDS and Poverty...
Joined December 2020
Interests: Education, Gender-based violence, Health, Labor & Employment, Livelihoods, Right to Information
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.
Alex Luoga is the network champion (main point of contact) for Youth Against AIDS and Poverty Association (YAAPA).

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