Tanzania Youth Alliance chairman Charles Sanga holds trophy the NGO won recently at regional exhibition on use of technology to boost economic growth held in Kenya.

Tanzania Youth Alliance (Tayoa) has won three awards during exhibitions which focused on the use of technology in promoting social and economic development.The four-day exhibitions were held recently in Nairobi, Kenya involving five other countries including Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan were organized by East African Communications Organisation (EACO).

Tayoa Director General Peter Masika disclosed their success yesterday in a brief ceremony to congratulate themselves which was graced by the Alliance’s Board Chairman Charles Sanga.Masika said there were 35 pavilions from various countries but Tayoa scooped three awards out of five.“There were five awards and out of them Tayoa scooped three…this is a credit to all Tayoa workers because their work has been recognized internationally,” said Masika.Sanga discouraged youth to depend on employments from the public sector, saying private sector is the engine to economic growth.

He said youth must have long term plans because studying without a vision equals nothing and will not help them achieve their goals.“The awards you have received should be a catalyst…I want you to scoop all the awards in the forthcoming exhibitions which will be held next year,” he said.However, Masika said through their website www.vijanatz.com youth can secure employments, health information through calling 117, and also through sending SMS to 15017.

He further said during the exhibitions they displayed other services through short messages by using Webbased SMS from which people could access information about genital mutilation, gender based violence, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health.“Most of the participants were interested in our services and thought of introducing them in the countries after having realized that they can reach a wide populace,” he said.

Source: http://www.ibn-tv.com/2013/07/tayoa-wins-awards-in-tech-exhibitions/