Its has been 12 years of service for our founder and his team full of youth, number of projects and programs implemented and impacted 1000s of youth beneficiaries both direct and indirect. The major challenge among all the challenge in running the programs and projects has been the increasing number of beneficiaries vs meeting the running costs. Our Founder have been relaying much on his friends support and donations to run different program, unfortunately the revenue model failed to sustain operations and impacts hence Kizazi Huru Village.
The Kizazi Huru Village is a transition bridge between family life, life on the street, and independent living, providing support and training to out-of-school youth and vulnerable youth in rural Morogoro. Kizazi Huru Village is an Eco-Village planned to be an Eco tourist center and a community training center to empower youth in rural areas with meaningful information and practices to transform their lives and become self-dependent and leaders of positive change.
The transition from family, residence care, and street life to independent living has been a significant challenge for former street-dwelling youth in Tanzania. By definition, these former street children do not have a good home to return to after completing their street hustle, residency care, education, or when they truly realized their life purpose. With a high unemployment rate, it is also difficult for them to find work or employ themselves. These conditions place them at high risk of stacking to dangerous behavior or returning to the streets.
In response to this challenge, David Mwendele (Mwalimu David) is establishing a system of Eco-Friendly Villages in Tanzania to facilitate the successful exit of vulnerable youth from residence care, family care, street life, and school life to complete independent living. Since there is no employment for these groups of youth, different youth beneficiaries from the village, outside the village and those from residence care will move to an Eco Village to live semi-independently while they learn and work to produce from the surrounding environment for economic well being and youth enterprise development.
The Kizazi Huru Village will be ecologically and economically sustainable communities center where the youth can live and develop their skills, building on the Kizazi Huru Youth Enterprises. To help in the transition from residential care to independent living, Kizazi Huru youth are provided with appropriate entrepreneurial and technical training. The facilities of the Kizazi Huru Village will be innovative, environmentally friendly, and sustainable.
The design will include:
Low-cost earth-based building technology
Water harvesting and management methods
Clean and renewable energy production techniques
Sustainable waste handling approaches
Organic vegetable table farming
Local chickens, animal & fish farming
Food (Fruits) forest
Regenerative farming & Low-cost agriculture technology
Such facilities and activities will enable the Kizazi Huru Villages to provide education and outreach training for the community regarding appropriate technologies, agricultural systems, climate education, eco-tourism, and entrepreneurship. Eventually, the Villages will include agro- and eco- tourism facilities for both local and international visitors.