Our local representative for Kigoma Rural, Benedicto Hosea has been selected to represent Kigoma Region in the National Youth Forum this week in Mwanza advising on the National Youth Strategy. We wish him well and look forward to his feedback.

Benedicto was selected because of his work with Mboni ya Vijana, the youth organisation he founded in his village of Zeze. They have trained over 600 farmers, dug 9 village bore holes and set up a workshop where local youth are trained in welding and carpentry. They also run a microfinance programme in which village women access small loans and receive training to start small businesses. So far over 300 women have benefitted.

Mboni ya Vijana means the eyes of the youth in Swahili, and you can read more about them here, and more about Benedicto himself here.