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About Youth Partnership Country wide (YPC)

Youth Partnership Country wide (YPC) is non profit making organization registered under the companies’ ordinance. YPC has primarily established itself in Coast region and its offices are at Tumbi, Kibaha town. However, YPC personnel do facilitate and conduct seminars, trainings, and workshops which fall under the YPC’s programmes, all over the country.

YPC works to empower young women and men politically and economically. This includes organizing and sensitizing young people to participate in development issues such as political engagement (Civil Awareness Talks, Usawa campaign, Youth Vote Project and roundtable discussions), job creation and self-employment initiatives.

Overall Objective:
To empower Tanzanian citizens particularly the youth to impact on the political, social and economic system and to bring about positive change in society.

Vision:
YPC’s vision is to have a democratic society where all youth (male and female) live a descent civic and socio-economic life.

Mission:
YPC’s mission is to empower the youth for increased youth participation and influence in political and social-economic life through partnership building and networking, dialogue and advocacy, training, exposure and voluntary activities.

Geographical area:
The vision of YPC is to have offices in the whole country, but due to two major factors which are economic problems and few human resources, YPC has primarily established herself in Pwani region and her offices are at Kibaha district. This doesn’t mean that YPC is limited only in Kibaha or Pwani only, but her personnel do facilitate and conduct seminars, training, and workshops which fall under the YPC’s programmes, all over the country. By doing so, Kibaha and Pwani are just a centres of YPC.

Target Group:
YPC works to empower young women and men both politically and economically. This includes organizing and sensitizing young people to participate in development issues such as political engagement (Civic Awareness Talks, Usawa campaign, Youth Vote Project and roundtable discussions), job creation and self-employment initiatives.

YPC Core Values:
To achieve the vision and mission, YPC will counstantly and diligently subscribe to culture built on the following value:
• Volunteerism
• Openness
• Team spirit
• Cooperation
• Respect
• Faithfulness
• Human rights
• Quality works and
• Equality

Approach:
YPC believes working in partnership as a good way of attaining development. YPC wish to have good relationship with her beneficiaries, local government, central government and CSOs (NGOs). Giving attention on this YPC has got multiple membership in umbrella organizations both local and international ones.

Participatory:
This is the motto of YPC. YPC insists that everybody has the right to participate in decision making in political, economic and social levels. So YPC participate her stakeholders in order to enhance efficiency and quality works. It is hereby in anything, the motto calls “Prosperity through Partnership and Participation”.

Specialization:
Since this establishment, YPC is dedicated to two main thematic areas. These are, Civic empowerment and Economic empowerment. In the first theme, YPC provide various skills which are important to youth and the community like, civic education, good governance and accountability to both youth organizations and local government authorities. This is achieved through workshops, seminars, public talks, media and study visits.

Major activities include:
• Organize governance and accountability skills
• Train leaders in organizational development
• Train organizations in project management and resource mobilization
• Provide civic education

In providing the second theme, YPC provides youth and the community with the entrepreneurial skills. By its constitution, YPC builds only capacities of people and it is is not dedicated to provide materials like funds etc. However YPC works with other institutions which deal with provision of entrepreneurial materials in order to make sustainable development of her beneficiaries.

Major activities include;
• Organize training workshops on entrepreneurship skills
• Incubation of small entrepreneurs
• Organize entrepreneurial study visit within and outside Coast region

Apart from these major thematic areas, also YPC undertake networking and coalition building, institutional development as well as cross cutting issues like gender, corruption, HIV/AIDS.

Coverage is another good reason. YPC is working countrywide, though its office is in Kibaha district only. In other regions YPC is invited to provide various workshops and seminars.