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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...Read more
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...Read more
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....Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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)Read more
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.Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more