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EQWIP HUBs Mwanza Youth Forum

  • Author Andrew Inglis
  • Publication Date June 18, 2018

On June 9, 2018, EQWIP HUBs Mwanza held an exciting and highly successful event titled the Mwanza Youth Forum. This event brought together 6 youth organisations; PACT, Mwanza Youth and Children’s Centre, VSO, Lulu Project, Foundation DART, and EQWIP HUBs Mwanza. Each of these organisations brought youth and staff to attend the forum and see the opportunities that are available from the different organisations....

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EQWIP HUBs Mwanza - Going Digital

  • Author Andrew Inglis
  • Publication Date May 21, 2018

Two major components of the EQWIP HUBs project are digital literacy and innovation. To this end, EQWIP HUBs Mwanza endeavours to incorporate technology into the curriculum or into the daily operations of the HUB wherever possible. Ultimately, our goal is to showcase the possibilities that technology holds to our youth and inspire them to use it when it is available. To this end, EQWIP HUBs Mwanza...

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Employment

EQWIP HUBs actively searches for opportunities for graduates of the employability stream. Canadian volunteers, staff, and participants come together to use their personal and professional networks to locate these opportunities to fit with the skills of employability graduates to improve their livelihoods. These networks and are essential since the youth unemployment rate is high and jobs are rare. EQWIP...

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Stories from EQWIP HUBs Mwanza - Steven

  • Author Andrew Inglis
  • Publication Date May 8, 2018

Steven Joel Mwamwita is a stellar example of what EQWIP HUBs strives to do for youth around the world. He entered the program without employment, but through our training and connections he built while visiting the HUB, he is now employed with a wood and metalworking shop as their accountant nearby the HUB. Steven was referred to EQWIP HUBs Mwanza by one of his relatives who was a graduate of EQWIP...

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Entrepreneurship

EQWIP HUBs offers the Youth Innovation Fund (YIF) to those who distinguish themselves with exceptionally strong and/or innovative ideas in our entrepreneurship training. These young women and men who are recipients of the fund are role models for their community and their peers, and those who received the first disbursement of funding in October, 2017 have gone to distinguish themselves and build strong...

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International Women's Day 2018

  • Author Andrew Inglis
  • Publication Date March 9, 2018

International Women’s Day is observed all over the world and brings together government, civil society and the public in conversation and celebration for women’s social, cultural, economic and political achievements. It marks this progress while also acknowledging how far the movement for gender equality still has to go to ensure the rights of women around the world are granted. While we currently...

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Entrepreneurship

Stories from EQWIP HUBs Tanzania - Samson

  • Author Andrew Inglis
  • Publication Date September 27, 2017

Samson is a 30 year old man who works and lives in Pasiansi, Mwanza. This region is well known to EQWIP HUBs staff and volunteers as a very large number of our participants come from the area. It is a bustling centre of activity which has many youth living and working in the area and is a gateway to the Mwanza Airport. Samson describes himself as a comedian; seeing the way he interacts with his...

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Entrepreneurship

Stories from EQWIP HUBs Tanzania - Aisha

  • Author Andrew Inglis
  • Publication Date September 25, 2017

EQWIP HUBs training provides many opportunities for a wide variety of people. For some, it helps them to develop a mindset for innovation like Peter and reusing waste products to make charcoal. For Aisha, it enabled her to start a shop selling beauty products such as make up and wigs. Her shop is located in Kitangiri, Mwanza which is a busy transit corridor with many busses and people travelling through....

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Stories from EQWIP HUBs Tanzania - Albert

  • Author Andrew Inglis
  • Publication Date September 5, 2017

Here at the Mwanza HUB, we’ve had a bit of lull in posting stories from our graduates and sharing their successes. However, we are back now with a story of Albert Joseph who is running a recycled metal fabrication shop with his colleagues. Albert is 28 years old and graduated from EQWIP HUBs earlier this year. Albert and his colleagues have an outdoor shop in the Pasiensi district of Mwanza which...

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Employment

Stories from EQWIP HUBs Tanzania - Peter

  • Author Andrew Inglis
  • Publication Date August 3, 2017

Continuing in the vein of our previous story, focusing on Vialeth who produces clothing, we continue our series with Peter, who is a producer of alternative charcoal. Peter developed a method to use waste products such as garbage which is in ready supply, to develop charcoal for cooking purposes. We paid Peter’s workshop a visit on July 19, 2017 to learn more about Peter and see the process of developing...

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Stories from EQWIP HUBs Tanzania - Vialeth

  • Author Andrew Inglis
  • Publication Date July 25, 2017

EQWIP HUBs and by extension most development projects, are about helping people. The numbers posted to a website or a quarterly report tell one story; it is quite another to visit someone who has graduated from the program and is successfully implementing the training that they received to improve their livelihood. Vialeth is one such person who has graduated from the EQWIP HUBs entrepreneurship training...

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MAFUNZO YA AWALI-MWANZA

  • Author bozkathi oberlin
  • Publication Date July 21, 2016

Mwanza tumeanza mafunzo ya awali kwa wanafunzi wa awamu ya kwanza. Wanafunzi wamependa sana mafunzo haya.kwa sasa tumemaliza moduli ya 3, wiki ijayo tutaanza moduli nyingine. Pichani ni washiriki na wakufuzi (Naomi, Anisha na Bozkathi wakielezea somo la ujasiriamali)

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MJI WA MWANZA

  • Author bozkathi oberlin
  • Publication Date July 18, 2016

Mji wa Mwanza ni kati ya miji ya kuvutia Tanzania, unajulikana sana kama mji wa miamba "Rocky City". Hali ya hewa yake ni nzuri na ya kuvutia sana. Miji umetulia ukilinganisha na jiji la dar es salaam. Tangu nimekuja Mwanza nimeupenda sana mji wa Mwanza.

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Employment

A big part of EQWIP HUBs’ programming is the comprehensive employment and entrepreneurship training being offered to youth. Something I appreciate the most is the effort that goes into adapting that training to the goals, needs, and challenges of youth here in Tanzania. That’s why I was excited when I found out we would be hosting a curriculum adaptation workshop in December! Maybe that sounds...

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Karibu to EQWIP HUBs Dar es Salaam!

  • Author EQWIP HUBs Dar es Salaam
  • Publication Date April 29, 2016

We’re excited to introduce a new youth program to Tanzania. Dar es Salaam is the country’s largest and fastest growing city. It’s a vibrant place that attracts young people from several regions across Tanzania and East Africa. But like in the rest of the country, youth unemployment is an issue. Young people have a hard time transitioning from informal to formal sector jobs, and those with a university...

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