The Tanzania Youth Alliance

(TAYOA) is a non-profit, Non-Governmental Organization established in November, 1997 under the provisions of Trustees’Incorporation Ordinance of 1956 (Cap 375 of the laws of Tanzania) with registration number 1497. It is an alliance of partners designed to serve youth in urban and rural areas through Information Communication Technology (ICT). Its headquarters are at Msasani Beach plot 889/890, in Kinondoni District, Dar es Salaam.

TAYOA has grown to be a vibrant indigenous organization transforming young peoples’ dreams into reality. TAYOA embraces creativity and innovation through Information Communication Technology (ICT) on projects ranging from HIV prevention, leadership and governance, employability and entrepreneurship.

Peter Masika
Founder and CEO
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TAYOA’s Vision statement

Empowered and resilient youth and women, leading a prosperous and healthy life

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TAYOA's Mission statement

To unleash the potential of youth and women through information technology, mindset and behavior change, leadership, entrepreneurship and employability.

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TAYOA’s core values

Creativity: Challenge, Support and Inspire innovative ideas for practical transformation
Professionalism: Adhere to positive mindset, health behavior, hardworking, efficiency and effectiveness in all conducts
Empowerment: Address youth vulnerability situation, access to resources and transformation of their beliefs, values, and attitudes
Accountability: Create stakeholder’s ownership and responsibility through honest, integrity and transparency.
Teamwork: Embrace participation and inclusive in all opportunities.

Stimulating Youth Dialogues in Universities

Spearheading changes today for future generations

TAYOA Structure and Objectives

TAYOA Organization Structure comprise of Board of Trustees which defines overall strategic direction of the organization. The Board of Trustees is Chaired by Ambassador C. Sanga, a diplomat, and comprises members from different background include civil societies, law and public services. The management is formed by committed staff under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer who is supported by Deputy Chief Executive officer .

TAYOA cultivates and embraces volunteerism by engaging local and international volunteers to design and implement youth activities.

TAYOA operates under seven strategic objectives:

  1. Scaled up capacity and strengthened sustainability of the National Health Helpline and Mobile Health Services Focus areas under this strategy include increased access to helpline services whereby helpline services will be provided for 24 hrs and the number of callers that will be saved at a time will increase from 96 to 20,000 accessing toll free 20 minutes per day. Furthermore, Interactive Voice Response (IVR) services will be introduced and the operational management of the National Health Helpline and Mobile Health Service delivery will be strengthened. TAYOA will further strengthen partnerships, financial sustainability, and Monitoring and Evaluation of helpline services.
  2. Increased uptake of HIV prevention, care and treatment services among AGYW and Men. – Focus areas under this strategy include supporting National response to HIV prevention, including VMMC; HTC; Care and Treatment, Adherence; PMTCT. Furthermore, providing targeted services to Key Population (FSW, MSM, PWID); and supporting Integration of HIV services with other health programs.
  3. Reduced unmet need for Young men, Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) sexual reproductive health, family planning and sexual health – Focus areas under this strategy include Reproductive, Sexual health and Family planning.
  4. Increased gender equality and GBV services among youth and women: Focus areas under this strategy include Gender Equality, response and prevention of Gender Based Violence.
  5. Increased youth economical and financial inclusiveness and sustainable economic and financial growth through conditional cash transfer – Focus areas under this strategy include intervention around economic value chain in agriculture; Entrepreneurship and employability; Micro- finance and technology targeting youth and women.
  6. Improved health governance – Focus areas under this strategy include Health governance; Research and development.
  7. Enhanced youth civic engagement and participation in processes of National development
  8. Improved M&E for AGYWs and Men projects through Digital Auxiliary Monitoring and Evaluation System (DAMES)

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