Community Monitors, Tapping The Potential

The map of Ibihwa village drawn by community monitors
The map of Ibihwa village drawn by community monitors

Community Monitors is a project designed to support powerful action by youth in the local communities in response to the destruction of the community life and the environment caused by  operations of private corporations and failures of Government officials.  This is a project done in the community where the community monitors develop their skills in information gathering, writing and communications.

Youthful Community Monitors in  a group photo with their facilitators
Youthful Community Monitors in a group photo with their facilitators

This program started in 2012 at Dar es Sallam with the youth from Temeke Ditrict later expanded to other district in Dar es salaam region who joined the previous group and make a total of 35 youth who are community monitors 15 women 20 men who were trained on how to be community monitors of their own localities. Among other thing these youth were facilitated to gather information from 25 District of which NCA is operating. They have ged to collect community voices on Economic Empowerment, resource Governance, Youth unemployment, extractive industries, climate change and human trafficking (Rural Ubran migration). In 2015 these have succeed to publish Newsletter titled “JICHO LA JAMII” .

In 2016, the project was implemented in Bahi, 13 youth were trained in various topic especially on writting skills, gathering information, Analysis, internet and the economy system.

Bahi District Community Monitors during the workshop
Bahi District Community Monitors during the workshop
The map of Chipanga Village drawn by the community monitors
The map of Chipanga Village drawn by the community monitors
Community monitors in the group work of physical mapping
Community monitors in the group work of physical mapping

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