Kijana Nahodha KN

One of the key areas of focus for CARE’s education programs in Tanzania is USAID Kijana Nahodha. This approach recognizes youth under the age of 15 to 25 with the overall goal of a Healthy, Productive, and engagement with more priority given to marginalized groups, including HIV+ youth, adolescent girls, youth in rural areas and urban slums, and orphans.

This comprehensive youth focused project will ensure that its beneficiaries are not only economically empowered but also empowered to become leaders in their communities by connecting youth to spaces where critical development decisions are made and employing strategies that ensure youth become vital stakeholders and drivers of change at the local, regional, and national level. Additionally, KN beneficiaries will be equipped with skills and knowledge to access health (sexual and reproductive health, mental health, psychosocial support, nutritional support, HIV care and treatment) services and practice healthy behavior.

USAID Kijana Nahodha activity collaborates with the Government, the private sector, TVETs, civil society organizations, Health facilities, learning centers and young people themselves to connects youth to opportunities across its three objectives.


  • Increase access to educational, life and entrepreneurial skills among youth.
  • Increase youth participation in activities that foster physical and mental well-being.
  • Establish and strengthen existing networks that support youth development and
    community engagement.

Expected Outcomes

Kijana Nahodha will build on existing structures to increase the availability, access and quality of accelerated education, including remedial skills, technical and vocational education and training (TVET), life, health and leadership skills, mentorship, and financial inclusion. By the end of the Activity, a total number of 45,000 youth will be reached directly with technical and vocational trainings, life, mentorship and leadership skills, mental and psychosocial health services, and financial inclusion services.

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