Mwanza Youth Children Network (MYCN)
Our vision is a prosperous Tanzania with youth and children generation that having sustainable development.
Is to assist and facilitate youth and children so they have the best means to participate and develop their intellectual, physical, moral cultural and economic capacity for their benefit and society in general.Learn More
Mwanza Youth Children Network the aim at inspiring, motivating, involving and supporting youth and children’s communities to enable them to realize their roles to participate in development process.Learn More
Environmental Conservation and Climate change Adaptation:
MYCN has been and is implementing a youth based environmental conservation and climate change program through Engage youth in addressing climate change challenges – reducing the effects, adaptation, using available opportunities for economic empowerment.
Economic Empowerment and Livelihood::
MYCN is implementing youth and cash project dealing aim at improving livelihood of youth and young mothers through Business skills development and Entrepreneurship skills to youth and young mothers, linking them with local government financial opportunities i.e 10% loan from the government, Financial institutions and technical support from different development institutions and engaging in decision making.
Young Reporters’ Program:
This program grouped in two groups which are junior below the age of 18 years old and senior who are above 18 to 25 years old. The young and youth reporters’ program is aiming at advocating for the youth, adolescents, young mothers and children’s rights through effective implementation of the policies by carrying out communities, in schools children and youth engagement, media engagements and awareness programs and campaigns. They are working with local and national media houses.
Program promotes accessing quality and affordable friendly health services to youth and adolescent, Right to access right information and making informed decision regarding their sexual health, provide Trainings on SRHR to youth, adolescent and young mothers, promote HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and to reduce stigma among PLHIV, Develop communication materials on SRHR and HIV/AIDs, Through implementation of this program MYCN successfully advocated for the amendment of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Act on the age of Consent on testing.
MYCN is a youth-led NGO which was established by youth in Mwanza in 2009 and officially registered in 2010 with the headquarter in Ilemela District, Mwanza City, Tanzania.
Value & Principal
MYCN encourages the following Values to be practiced both at individual and Organizational level
- Integrity and ethics.
- Recognition and Accountability.
- Volunteerism spirit.
- Hard work.
- Continuous improvement.
Our Focus Area
MYCN is advocating for friendly legal frame works for children and youth in Tanzania on youth economic empowerment, youth friendly health services, youth and children inclusion and participation and child protection.
MYCN implements economic empowerment projects intending to capacitate youth economically through training youth on entrepreneurship skills, market linkage, business branding, and getting access to capital opportunities.
Through Young reporters, youth reporters, junior council programs implemented by MYCN advocates and foster for meaningful inclusion in decision making, policy and governance process.
MYCN implements different project on environmental conservation and climate change adaptation through raising awareness and facilitating intervention on environmental conservation and climate change adaptation (resiliency) to community.
MYCN strengthen child protection platforms and systems such as children council, children protection committee, and young reporters’ program on preventing identifying and handling children violence cases. The health promotion includes access to information, prevention and services on SRHR, HIV/AIDS and communicable diseases
News & Events
SCHOOL CLUB PROGRAM EXPANSION.
We have expanded our School Clubs program to include colleges in Mwanza! Currently we are working with students at the Institute of Rural Development Planning (pictured above)
MY CITY MY VOICE POST DIALOGUE.
As part of the My City My Voice project, on May 31st 2014 a Post Dialogue session was held with participants representing each of the targeted groups of the project
WARD JUNIOR COUNCIL TRAININGS.
MYCN recently provided two rounds of training to Junior Councils throughout Mwanza’s Nyamagana District at ward level, Buhongwa