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Ulevi Sio Dili Project

Geographical Focus

The Ulevi Sio Dili Project is dedicated to empowering out-of-school youth aged 15 to 30 in the Pwani and Mara regions of Tanzania. The project will encompass five districts, namely Bagamoyo, Kibaha, Kisarawe, Bunda, and Musoma. By focusing on these regions, the project aims to address the specific challenges and needs of youth in these areas.

Groups of Activities:

  1. Informal Gatherings: The project will organize youth camps in the streets, arts and music groups, and gatherings related to drug and alcohol issues to connect with the target audience in their respective geographical areas.
  2. Bimonthly Meetings at Maarifa Hub: The project will conduct regular bimonthly meetings at the designated Maarifa Hub (venue) within ICCAO offices. These meetings will serve as a platform for knowledge exchange, skill-building, and mentorship.
  3. Social Media Engagement: By leveraging the power of social media platforms like YouTube, WhatsApp, and Instagram, the project will disseminate informative and inspiring content, reaching a broader youth population.
  4. Mainstream Media Utilization: Ulevi Sio Dili will collaborate with TV talk shows and community radio talk shows to amplify its message, promote discussions, and encourage behavior change in a wider community context.

Implementation Patterns

The project will be implemented concurrently across all five districts to ensure equitable access to its interventions. Rather than adopting a sequential approach, ICCAO will roll out activities simultaneously in each district. To ensure a targeted approach, the project will select two wards from each district, focusing on hotspot areas with higher alcohol consumption rates. Trained volunteers will serve as focal points in each district, facilitating coordination and engagement with the youth.

Through the multimedia approach and wide-ranging activities, the Ulevi Sio Dili Project aims to make a lasting impact on the lives of out-of-school youth, fostering positive change, and promoting a brighter future for the target communities.

Project Outcomes

Outcome One: Youth Empowerment for Harm Reduction in Alcohol Consumption

Output 1.1: Formation and Rollout of Peer Education Approach

1.1.1: Conduct a comprehensive mapping and recruitment process to select peer educators.
1.1.2: Review and integrate alcohol harm topics into the existing life skills manual.
1.1.3: Organize and facilitate training sessions for the selected peer educators.
1.1.4: Establish and formalize the youth group, ensuring active participation.

Output 1.2: Awareness Creation on Alcohol Harm among Youths

1.2.1: Facilitate regular sessions by peer educators with youth groups to raise awareness on alcohol harm.
1.2.2: Provide support to youth groups with sports equipment to engage them in healthy alternatives.
1.2.3: Offer training to youths on alternative income-generating projects.
1.2.4: Set up digital media platforms (YouTube, Instagram, and WhatsApp) for online engagement and discussions on alcohol and drug abuse.
1.2.5: Conduct quarterly meetings with health workers to educate youths about the effects of alcohol and drug abuse.

Outcome Two: Empowered Communities and Local Government Officials in Addressing Alcohol Harm

Output 2.1: Community Awareness Creation on Alcohol Harm

2.1.1: Organize at least quarterly sensitization meetings to educate the community about the effects of alcohol.
2.1.2: Conduct structured awareness sessions targeting formal groups within the community.
2.1.3: Mobilize stakeholders and introduce the project’s objectives and initiatives.

Output 2.2: Communities Taking Action to Address Alcohol Harm

2.2.1: Organize lobbying meetings to advocate for the mainstreaming of alcohol issues as an agenda in community meetings.
2.2.2: Conduct in-house workshops with stakeholders, including LGAs, religious leaders, and traditional leaders, to address alcohol harm.
2.2.3: Provide support to LGAs in the formulation of alcohol bylaws.
2.2.4: Engage in advocacy and follow-up meetings to ensure the approval of bylaws in collaboration with LGAs.
2.2.5: Officially launch and disseminate the approved bylaws within the communities.

Outcome Three: ICCAO Capacity Improvement to Deliver Quality Project

Output 3.1: Capacity Building for ICCAO Staff on Alcohol Issues

3.1.1: Conduct training sessions for ICCAO staff on alcohol issues and project implementation.
3.1.2: Encourage ICCAO’s participation in national, regional, and international conferences on alcohol-related matters.
3.1.3: Ensure ICCAO’s attendance at annual partners’ meetings, both in-person and virtually.

Output 3.2: Effective Project Implementation and Monitoring

3.2.1: Conduct a baseline survey to assess the initial project status.
3.2.2: Conduct regular quarterly monitoring visits to assess project progress and make necessary adjustments.
3.2.3: Conduct a midterm evaluation to gauge the project’s performance and effectiveness.
3.2.4: Undertake an endline survey/evaluation to measure the project’s impact and outcomes.

These outcomes and related activities are intended to make a positive impact on reducing alcohol-related harm, empowering youths and communities, and ensuring the successful implementation of the project by ICCAO.

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