Government Partnership – YEP Tanzania
YEP Tanzania currently works together with the government in Rombo and Musingwi and in the past with the government in Dodoma. In Rombo we started in December 2014 to develop a new program which is supported by the District Government. We were invited by the DC at that time to start the program and the government supplied two members of their staff to be part of the program management team. These relation is continued up to now and the contribution of the Rombo government to the program growing step by step.
The government of Misungwi invited us to start a program in December 2015. In January 2016 we started with the promotion of the program in Musingwi district and in March 70 students started with the basic training. The Misungwi government provides in-kind (for example training location) and financial support to the program.
In Dodoma municipal the government has supported YEP Tanzania and the Don Bosco VTC by creating or finding an strong saccos who is able to sub it the loans to start ups and make sure that the loans are be paid back. The funds for the loans have been supplied by the national and International funds.
In Misungwi we had for the years 2016 and 2018 a MOU with the Misungwi Council, we are working on the MOU for 2019-2023. But due to lot of changes on DED and Community development Office level things are delayed. We are looking for farmers cooperation within Misungwi area to co-develop greenhouse farming, which is already started with a demo greenhouse.