Awareness Program in Dar es Salaam, 25 – 31 August 2010
In August 2010 Young Tanzanian for Community Prosperity (YTCP) held awareness programs in Ilala Municipal Council, Dar es Salaam. The following secondary schools were reached; Pugu High School, Juhudi Secondary School, Liku Secondary School and Kitunda Secondary School.
The objectives of these programs were to highlight various challenges facing students, and building the positive attitude, and helpful knowledge before exams. The challenges discussed are educational motivation, drugs and drug abuse, climate change and its impact to daily life, HIV AIDS and Reproductive Health.
- On eduation Catherine gave the students know how’s, tips and techniques on how to excel academically and pass with flying colours on their exams. A special importance was given to form four as they are approaching their final exams as topics such as final preparations before exams, what to do during exams, combinations and school selection and life after exams were presented to them.
DRUG ABUSE AND HIV / AIDS
- On drugs abuse and HIV/AIDS, students were admonished by Edward, on the use of drugs and having unprotected sex and promiscuous sexual relationships which can result into increased rates of HIV infections. Along with these was HIV/AIDS impacts on youth potentials and ill effects on National development as a whole.
- On Climate Change students were encourage to participate actively on different campaigns and initiatives to combat climatic changes such as planting trees and development of environmental friendly alternative energy sources.
- Alfred stressed on the importance of academic excellence especially in this growing globalization with increased competition from other countries. Matters on academic planning and goals setting, how to prepare for examinations, what to do during examinations, combinations and school selections for Form four students, Higher Education Student Loans Board and Universities applications for Form Six students and life after examinations in the society.
- Glory discussed the effects of climate change in the developing countries like Tanzania and the world as a whole, what young people can do remedy the situation at the level of society such as educating community around them, using environmental friendly energy sources and planting trees.
DRUG ABUSE AND HIV/AIDS
- On Drugs abuse and HIV/AIDS, Mr. Mwitazy stressed on the significance of young people to abstain from using drugs due to its ill-effects on mental health, concentration on studies, work and national development at large, and bodily health. Also, on HIV/AIDS: how it is transmitted, effects to young people and nation at large, how to avoid infections and recent developments on HIV/AIDS researches worldwide.
- Jackson started on academic excellence, where he advised the students on how to get prepared for their final exams effectively by having a positive attitude towards their exams and studies, cooperating with each other; techniques for tackling examinations with flying colours; combinations selection and Advanced level schools selection.
DRUG ABUSE AND HIV/AIDS
- Life after exams followed, where Mr. Ndunguru and Glory discussed the role of young people to bring change in society; transmission, impact and how to prevent infections of HIV/AIDS in the society, drug addiction and its impacts on youth and volunteering.
YOUTH’S POTENTIALS FOR CHANGE
- Students and teachers were grateful for the knowledge and skills we had imparted on them and promised to bring in their lives and those of others.