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
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.
MYCN realized the absence of a clear platform for bringing together youth and children to access information and voice up for their rights and wellbeing, there was a gape of communication as most of services and engagement was adult to youth/ children, then MYCN came up with the idea of peer to peer working where MYCN employs only youth below 35 years old to work with their peer youths, and deploys the young reporters and children council to work directly with their peers, and youth reporters work directly with youth and teens to cut down the communication barriers.
MYCN believes in the approach of nothing about us without us and beneficiaries are the center of all the interventions, from planning stage to execution and evaluation.
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.
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.
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.