Kijana Leo: Youth Empowerment Through Innovative Television Programming.

In the dynamic landscape of Tanzanian television programming, “Kijana Leo” stands out as a beacon of empowerment for the nation’s youth. This 60-minute interactive show, broadcasted in Swahili, catalyses social innovation and entrepreneurship among Tanzanian youth in the twenty-first century.  With over 56% of Tanzanian households having access to satellite TV and AZAM TV reaching […]

Three Innovative solutions created by the Jamii Tech Incubation Program in Mwanza 2023

https://youtu.be/JQmFSfA2JQk On the 3rd of April 2023, 15 dynamic innovators from diverse backgrounds including farmers, fishermen, welders, and student from technical colleges, came together in Mwanza for a 30-day technology innovation camp – Jamii Tech. With the urgent need to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, these young minds brainstormed practical solutions to some […]

Kijana Leo Episode 007: Dustless and More Powerful Together.

In episode 007 of Kijana Leo TV program, we see a group of young people who put their talents to good use by developing and mass-producing dustless chalks to be used in schools across Tanzania. As their tale aired on Azam TV, they saw an immediate boost to their reputation and popularity. The Maswa Family […]

Kijana Leo Episode 006: The Hero of Cashew Nuts.

Zaidu Mbwana, a Young Innovative social entrepreneur who is constantly recognized as a local innovator and hero at his home town of Tandahimba in the suburbs of Mtwara, graced Kijana Leo TV program (Episode 006). His Zaidu Welding and Fabrication is a social enterprise in the agriculture value chain that empowers communities with locally produced […]

Kijana Leo Episode 005: Transforming trash into treasure.

Have you ever wondered where the plastic water bottle you throw goes after consumption? According to Tanzania’s National Plastic Pollution Hot-spotting and Shaping Action Report, over 315,000 tonnes of plastic waste were generated in 2018, with an estimated 34% of the plastic waste being collected. There is no proper waste disposal in Tanzania because there […]

Kijana Leo Episode 004: The recycled light.

Innocent James has been a cacatalyst for the transformation of rural communities, motivated by the desire to bring about change and instill a lifelong reading habit in primary school students in Mwanza. In this spirit, he founded Soma Factories Tanzania, a Mwanza-based social enterprise that manufactures solar bags from renewable cement bags. The rechargeable solar […]

Kijana Leo Episode 003: Farmer’s Choice

For Tanzania’s 15 million smallholder farmers, harvesting crops is a daunting task. whether they are harvesting rice, maize, sorghum, or other crops, farmers are forced to use manual threshing that are inefficient and limit farm productivity. about 97% of Tanzania’s 6 million smallholder farms lack the machinery to aid in agricultural labor, and less than […]

Kijana Leo Episode 002: Keep yourself up to date.

The crew of Kijana Leo TV Program celebrated the International Women’s Day in 2022 with Jacqueline Lawrence, a young female problem-solver who is also the owner and director of Mbeya Highlands FM whom shone brightly on our second episode. Mbeya Highlands FM, a commercial radio station that broadcasts to three million listeners per airing, was […]

Kijana Leo Episode 001: Organic Waste

Using organic waste, a young female scientist fills a vacuum in fish-feed ecology.  Diana Orembe’s motivation to assist her community was motivated by her realisation that the issue touched people she cared about. Hence, she took the bull by the horns by tackling a serious challenge to lessen and ultimately resolve the protein gap in […]

East Africa (EA) Youth Fellowship is launched!

On the 8th of November 2021, the East Africa Youth Fellowship Program was officially launched at the Youlead Summit 2021 held at the Arusha International Conference center. A partnership between The East Africa Community, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete Foundation (JMKF) and MS Training Center for Development Cooperation (MS-TCDC). The fellowship is a response to a need […]


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