TAI, an NGO that has been in existence since 2012, is, like Kipaji, a student-founded organization. They are committed to reducing unemployment, especially among university graduates in Tanzania, and to supporting girls and young women on their educational path.
In their projects, they work with many international volunteers to broaden the diversity and horizons of the enterprise. They are also supported in their work by various partners, some of them international, investors, mentors, and supporters. With their two projects, they are particularly active in the regions of Dar es Salaam and Morogoro.
The JAHAZI project aims to reduce unemployment among college graduates. To facilitate this, TAI offers continuing education, workshops, and other open formats at universities. Topics such as marketing, entrepreneurship, and business planning are designed to help students and graduates turn their own ideas into reality. Through mentoring programs and a collaborative exchange platform, a so-called innovation hub, they accompany and support the emergence of companies and self-employment.
The JALI project aims to support girls and young women. In doing so, they address a major problem that tends to be ignored or even tabooed. Many girls drop out of school when they reach puberty, or at least do not attend school on a regular basis. Lack of information and hygiene products leads to girls staying at home during their menstruation.
This is where TAI comes in and is already offering classes on this subject at 10 secondary, underprivileged schools in Dar es Salaam and the Morogoro region. In each of the eight lessons, they work with the girls to address topics such as puberty, menstruation, hygiene, relationships, pregnancy and childbirth, STIs, contraception, and the issue of gender equality.