Tanzania Youth Development Organization (TYDO), is an organization with non partisan, not for profit making, non political, non-governmental [NGO] founded in the year 2009 and  registered by the ministry of Community development, Gender and Children in the year 2010 March to work in civic society focusing on youth development strategies in Tanzania.

It was founded to address and find possible means where necessary to all challenges that face youth sector. TYDO creates opportunities for youth development in civic and social – economic spheres .

TYDO is  engaged in to lobby and advocate for  good laws, policies and practices that safeguard the rights and dignity of youth as well as the general community.



Unemployment and underemployment among youth is a problem everywhere. It is, indeed, part of the larger struggle to create employment opportunities for all citizens.

The problem has worsened in recent years because of the global recession which has affected developing countries the most seriously.

The disturbing fact is that economic growth is not always accompanied by growth in employment. The difficulty of finding suitable employment is compounded by a host of other problems confronting young people, including illiteracy and insufficient training, and is worsened by periods of world economic slow-down and by overall changing economic trends.

In Tannzania, the influx of young people into the employment market has brought with it acute problems. According to estimates of the International Labour Organization, more than one hundred million new jobs would have to be created within the next twenty years in order to provide suitable employment for the growing number of young people in the economically active populations of developing countries.

The situation of girls and young women, as well as of young people with disabilities, refugee youth, displaced persons, street children, indigenous youth, migrant youth and minorities warrants urgent attention, bearing in mind the prohibition of forced labour and child labour.

The crisis of youth unemployment deprives young people of the opportunity to secure independent housing or the accommodations necessary for the establishment of families and participation in the life of society.

Advances in technology and communications, coupled with improved productivity, have imposed new challenges as well as new opportunities for employment.

Young people are among the most severely affected by these developments. If effective solutions are not found, the cost to society will be much higher in the long run.

Unemployment creates a wide range of social ills and young people are particularly susceptible to its damaging effects: the lack of skills, low self-esteem, marginalization, impoverishment and the wasting of an enormous human resource.

TYDO is committed in creating sustainable economic support for employments creations which will ease youth formal jobs struggle.


The concept of young people differs from one society to the other depending on customs and traditions, geographical location and social conduct. A youth can be defined as a person who is in a transition period from childhood to adulthood.

Due to these perceptions, TYDO defines youth age from 15 to 35 years. During this period, the community expects youth to become self-reliant in all life aspect.

Furthermore in such transtion, its a period where youth starts to show maturity in ideas and visions, they begins to demonstrate brevity and courage in decision making.


The once known system of the responsible parenthood in the communities has now disintegrated. As a result, child and youth upbringing has been left in the hands of home maids, School teachers and institutions. At household level, the task has been left in the hands of house maids who most often lack skills for responsible parenting.

Modern technology and Social Media have negatively impacted  stable Tanzania cultural practices which have resulted to irresponsible young generation.

Youth is the most affected group interms of health condition. Such problems includes;  

  • H.I.V AIDS pandemic and STD’s
  • Poor nutrition which results into stuntedness, anemia and low birth   weights.
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Harmful traditional practices 
  • Early Child Bearing

TYDO Goal  regarding youth social situation is creating capable and responsible youth community which at its own efforts and energy will combat challenges threating their progress.

Human Rights

Youth rights as other humans rights are stipulated in the constitution of the united republic of Tanzania as well as UN universal declaration of  Human rights. Such rights in Tanzania are facing serious grave threat due to various setbacks including;

  • Extreme Poverty
  • High illiteracy level
  • Corruption & Bribery
  • Judicial independence Interference
  • Lack of Human rights education
  • Unfavorable Laws eg. Cyber Law
  • Weak State institutions

TYDO in participation with other organs is providing education so as to raise awareness of youth concerning their rights. It appears that many youth do not have an understanding about their rights and its one of the reasons why this group has been oppressed for so long since independence until to date.


Although progress towards universal basic education, beginning with literacy, has been impressive in recent times, the number of illiterate people will continue to grow and many developing countries are likely to fall short of universal primary education by the year 2020.

Three main concerns regarding current systems of education may be expressed. The first is the inability of many parents in developing countries to send their children to schools because of local economic and social conditions.

The second concerns the paucity of educational opportunities for girls and young women, migrants, refugees, displaced persons, street children, indigenous youth minorities, young people in rural areas and young people with disabilities.

The third concerns the quality of education, its relevance to employment and its usefulness in assisting young people in the transition to full adulthood, active citizenship and productive and gainful employment.

Ministry of Education and Vocational Trainings {MOE} figures indicate that more than 2 million youth completed primary school education in 2014/2016. Out of those only 40% got opportunity to continue with further studies in both government and private schools.

500,000 students completed High schools education 2017. Only 30% students secured admissions in higher learning institutions.

Out of 2 million students registered for primary school education, only 120,000 students reach to higher education. Conclusievely majority of Tanzanian youth do only posseses primary school education only. Education sector in the country needs major reforms to achieve goal of having sustainable youth community.




Tanzania has been under mono party system for more than 30 years where Youth participatation was only limited to community mobilization on economic activities.

Youth role was expanded to political participation  under multi party system in intorduced in 1992. During post-mono party era, youth have continued to take up leadership positions in political parties, the Government and the parliament.

However, despite drastic changes and reforms on country leadership system, Number of youth who emerged as leaders or representatives in decisions making organs is still low compared to population ratio which accounts to 60% of Tanzania population.

As stipulated in the constitution of the United republic of Tanzania, every citizen who has reach the age of majority i.e. 18 years without considering gender, has the right to vote and contest for leadership positions at certain levels.

TYDO has a goal of increasing no. of capable youth in leadership system by empowering and motivate youth to take part in political matters and contests for various leadership positions in the Public and private sector. We believe empowering young people to take part in decision making organs is a sustainable solution creating a sustainable community

































Hunger & Poverty

Over one billion people in the world today live in unacceptable conditions of poverty, mostly in developing countries, particularly in rural areas of low-income countries in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean  and the least developed countries.

Poverty has various manifestations: hunger and malnutrition; ill health; limited or lack of access to education and other basic services; increased morbidity and mortality from illness; homelessness and inadequate housing; unsafe environments; and social discrimination and exclusion.

It is also characterized by a lack of participation in decision-making and in civil and sociocultural life.

Poverty is inseparably linked to lack of access to or loss of control over resources, including land, skills, knowledge, capital and social connections.

Without those resources, people have limited access to institutions, markets, employment and public services. Young people are particularly affected by this situation.

Therefore, specific measures are needed to address the juvenilization and feminization of poverty.

Hunger and malnutrition remain among the most serious and intractable threats to humanity, often preventing youth and children from taking part in society.

TYDO with respectable stakeholders are championing for end Poverty & Hunger campaign which tend to lift young people from such misery as a move to positively impact communities around the country.


The deterioration of the natural environment is one of the principal concerns of young people world wide as it has direct implications for their well-being both now and in the future.

The natural environment must be maintained and preserved for both present and future generations. The causes of environmental degradation must be addressed.

The environmentally friendly use of natural resources and environmentally sustainable economic growth will improve human life. Sustainable development has become a key element in the programmes of youth organizations throughout the world.

While every segment of society is responsible for maintaining the environmental integrity of the community, young people have a special interest in maintaining a healthy environment because they will be the ones to inherit it.