CRITERIA FOR PARTTICIPATING IN AN EXCHANGE PROGRAME BETWEEN TANZANIA YOUTH COALITION AND MitOst HAMBURG, GERMANY.
WHO CARES ABOUT OUR COMMON FUTURE?
Living together in Tanzania and Germany for a better future – Youth Exchange Program.
Tanzania Youth Coalition (TYC) is a non-government organization focused in ensuring the voices of the youth heard in all policy platforms. We mostly work with youth groups and young adults aged 15 to 35 years old. TYC facilitates information dissemination, sharing and exchanging knowledge, policy analysis, lobbying, and advocacy through its vision and mission. Vision: To see Tanzanian youth are vibrant and proactive as active change agents who realize, vocalize, and implement change for sustainable development. Mission: To build capacity for young people, engage and sensitize youth on sustainable development, and ensure that the voice of young people is heard across decision-making platforms. TYC works in five thematic area: 1) Youth Livelihood and Employment, 2) Youth Leadership and Building Local Democracy, 3) Youth Health and Gender 4) Youth Livelihood and Environment 5) International Partnerships and Exchange Programs for Sustainable Development.
Tanzania Youth Coalition in collaboration with MitOst Hamburg is organizing an educational and topical youth focused exchange program under the theme of: “WHO CARES ABOUT OUR COMMON FUTURE?” The exchange program will take place in Tanzania and Germany. The project will last for a period of two years starting in September 2023 and ends in August/September 2024. Participants from both Tanzania and Germany will spend three weeks living together in shared spaces in Dar es Salaam, Lushoto and Zanzibar in 2023, and another three weeks in 2024 in Hamburg, Germany.
The aim of the exchange is to discuss and design around topics that guide us towards defining how we live together as Germans and Tanzanians as a multinational group in a shared world, and also how to manage the way we live together practically. We will consider and experience the Tanzanian and German ways of living together that lead us to embrace our diversity, and informal living arrangements at the community level and through our different cultures. We will also explore and trace the roots and causes of current modes of living together, integrating questions about our history and our ways of life. The experience will be captured over the two-year period in individual journals as “Stories”, that will be produced to present the educational aspect of this discovery of how we live together at the end of the exchange