The activity builds resilience to climate change among children and young people through after-school
youth projects at Ukombozi Primary School in Manzese slum, Dar es Salaam and Soweto playground in
Arusha cities. At the centers, a range of sports and youth activities is provided, including: -
football, athletics, netball, dance, drama, music, and arts & crafts.
The following services are provided: YOSSO United football school, Start to Run
Athletic School, Star Sisters (Girls Empowerment Project), and tournaments including YOSSO Cup (a
football competition), and festivals.
In harmony with UN Millennium Development Goals and local initiative MKUKUTA's strategy of
poverty reduction and eradication in Tanzania, it operates a successful tree nurseries and planting
Already more than 1600 girls and children and local communities has been reached by environment
awareness campaign through sport at Ukombozi Primary school.
The activity provides social and environmental benefits to the community by promoting the environmental
benefits in tree planting and nurseries training. It also provides training on income generating
activities, as well as health and HIV/AIDS awareness, gender equality and life skills.
The activity has a significant potential for scaleability and replicability. Its core message of
empowerement of children and young people, provide a long-term opportunity for raising awareness about
climate change and build resilient communities across Tanzania and beyond..