Mwanza Youth Children Netword:

Goal Statement:
MYCN aim at inspiring, motivating, involving and supporting youth and children’s communities to enable them to realize their roles to participate in development process.

Organization Believes:

HOPE, ACTION AND CHANGE. We, MYCN, believe that HOPE is always inevitable towards development, ACTION is the down-up process which should be undertaken towards development and CHANGE is the final point of development that has been fought for.

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.

Data Driven Advocacy (DDA):

This is a program advocating for friendly youth legal framework on employment & economic empowerment, Inclusion and Access to health services particularly SRH services. In this program, MYCN is convening 25 youth CSOs in Tanzania to advocate for friendly legal framework.

Junior Council,:

This is a platform of children under the age of 18 years old who leads the changes and engagement of children in policy development process from grassroot to national level.


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.

Programs -

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.
  • Communication.
  • Teamwork.
  • Commitment.
  • Hard work.
  • Leadership.
  • Continuous improvement.
Our Focus Area

Our Focus Area

Policy and laws advocacy:

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.

Youth economic empowerment and livelihood:

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.

Democracy and good governance:

Through Young reporters, youth reporters, junior council programs implemented by MYCN advocates and foster for meaningful inclusion in decision making, policy and governance process.

Environment conservation and climate change adaptation:

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.

Child protection and health promotion:

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

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News & Events

News & Events


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)


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


MYCN recently provided two rounds of training to Junior Councils throughout Mwanza’s Nyamagana District at ward level, Buhongwa

Our Partners

Our Partners