TWCC RECEIVES USAID GRANT TO EMPOWER YOUTH IN IRINGA REGION
Dodoma, Tanzania – The Tanzanian Women’s Chamber of Commerce (TWCC) has secured a significant grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement a groundbreaking project aimed at empowering the youth in the Iringa region. The project, which focuses on increasing youth participation in economic opportunities and building their capacity to grow businesses in the agriculture value chain, was officially granted on May 11th, 2023, during the Private Sector Strengthening launch event held in Dodoma.
At the event, TWCC’s Executive Director, Ms. Mwajuma Hamza, played a crucial role in the launch of the initiative and received a model check from USAID, symbolizing the funding for the project’s implementation. The financial support from USAID will enable TWCC to reach out to 700 young individuals and youth-led businesses, providing them with essential resources and training to enhance their entrepreneurial skills and opportunities within the agricultural sector.
With the objective of fostering economic growth and self-sustainability among young people, TWCC’s project aims to empower and equip them with the necessary tools and knowledge to thrive in the agriculture value chain. By encouraging youth participation in this sector, TWCC hopes to unlock immense potential, promote innovation, and contribute to the overall development of the Iringa region.
Through the implementation of targeted training programs, mentorship initiatives, and access to financial resources, TWCC endeavors to create a supportive ecosystem that nurtures the entrepreneurial spirit of young people. By leveraging their expertise and partnerships, TWCC will facilitate the growth of youth-led businesses, encouraging sustainable practices and market expansion opportunities.
Ms. Mwajuma Hamza, the visionary leader behind this transformative project, expressed her enthusiasm and gratitude for the USAID grant, emphasizing the potential impact it will have on the youth in Iringa. She stated, “We believe that investing in the potential of young people is crucial for the sustainable development of our region. This project will enable us to empower our youth, create job opportunities, and build a stronger, more prosperous community.”
The TWCC project’s marks an important milestone in the pursuit of economic empowerment for the youth in the Iringa region. As the organization begins the implementation phase, TWCC is committed to working closely with USAID and local stakeholders to ensure the project’s success and make a lasting difference in the lives of the young people it aims to serve.