Friday, June 23, 2017
During the visit Mr Rodriguez said “The United Nations is keen to see the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar reach its social and development goals through MKUZA III. Education and Climate Change are two of the priorities of the revolutionary government. In terms of education,the authorities wish to achieve a higher quality education and supporting Goal 6: ‘Clean Water and Sanitation’ at the school level will help achieve this objective. We all believe that a healthy student has a better chance of performing well in school and reaching his or her full potential,”. Two of the districts where WASH will be implemented, Micheweni and Kaskazini districts offer an example of the current needs that exist when it comes to need to improve the ratio of toilets to students in Zanzibar. .For example, the number of students per toilet in KaskaziniA is 1 to 143 for girls and 1 to 278 for boys. Sustained intervention is needed to reach the international standard which is 1 to 20 for girls and 1 to 25 for boys. UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Alvaro Rodriguez (left) being shown some art done by kids who are of programmes being implemented by Tanzania Youth Icon (TAYI).
UN staff are shown some of the 200 beehives that were created as a result of UNDP's environmental conservation project in Kajengwa, Makunduchi ZanzibarSome of the Beehives established by the UNDP energy conservation project in Kajengwa, Makunduchi, Zanzibar UN, Tanzania Youth Icon and government officials visit the borehole that was drilled during the first phase of the clean water access project. UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Alvaro Rodriguez (right) draws water that is accessible because of the project and places it on the head of one of the local women. UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Alvaro Rodriguez announces that UNDP will give an additional sh110m to scale up the clean water access project. Representative of Kikwajuni constituency, Nassor Salim Ali (Jazira); Ministry of Lands, Water, Energy and Environment-Hon. Salama Aboud Talib; UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Alvaro Rodriguez; Sheha of Shehia at Kikwajuni, Juma Sadati Haji; Deputy Home Affairs Minister and founder of Tanzania Youth Icon (TAYI), Hon Hamad Masauni take a group photo after announcing phase two of the UNDP water project. UN officials and members of NGO 'Kamati ya Uhifadhi Misitu ya eneo la Kajengwa' pose by some of the over 200,000 trees that were planted by the NGO through the UNDP energy conservation project. Women from Kikwajuni, Zanzibar who will benefit from the second phase of the project listen as the UN, the government and Tanzania Youth Icon (TAYI) explain how they will try and ensure clean water access for them.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Je vijana wa Tanzania huenda wapi kupumzisha akili zao baada ya kazi? Hili swali bahati mbaya sana halimo katika ajenda ya viongozi wa Tanzania, hata wale viongozi wa makundi ya vijana. Hakuna anaewaza kubuni miradi ya kutengeneza sehemu za aina hiyo, hata viwanja au majengo ambayo viongozi wa zamani waliyaweka kwa shughuli hizo 'social centers', viongozi wa sasa wanazivunja na kuporomosha majengo ambayo wao huita miradi na kusahau kabisa kuwa vijana wanastahili kuwa na maeneo ya kupumzisha akili. Ziko wapi social halls zilioachwa na akina Joseph Nyerere? Ziko wapi community centers zilizoachwa na wakoloni? Matokeo ya dhambi hii ni vijana kuishia kukutana katika kumbi za bar na vijiwe visivyo rasmi. Hahihitaji akili nyingi kujua kuwa mazoea ya kufika katika maeneo ya aina hiyo huzalisha mapenzi ya ulevi wa pombe na hatimae dawa za kulevya. Na hakika kukosekana kwa burudani mbadala huishia vijana kuona burudani nyingine pekee ni ngono. Sikiliza tungo za nyimbo na hadithi za vijana wa leo, angalia video na filamu asilimia kubwa ni kutukuza pombe na ngono. Uvaaji na uchezaji wa mabinti ni wa kuelekeza kuwaza ngono, si ajabu kukuta moja ya biashara zinazolipa ni guest houses. Utumiaji mkubwa wa dawa za kulevya ni matokeo ya kukosekana sehemu halali za vijana kukutana kupeana mawazo bora. Tulikomboe Taifa la kesho kwa kuhakikisha si kuhamasisha viwanja vya michezo tu, pia maeneo ya shughuli nyingine za kijamii za vijana. Si kila kijana anapenda au anajua kucheza mpira, hivyo kuhamasisha kutenga viwanja vya michezo tu hakika haitoshi.