YOPA - World Faith Tanzania
World Faith Tanzania - YOPA (Youth Power in Action), is a program established in partnership with the International Development Fraternity (IDF) Tanzania. IDF is an independent NGO whose membership includes volunteer community development workers, researchers, and policy makers working on empowering vulnerable children and youth to be able to identify and utilize their potentials towards individual and community development.
YOPA focuses on providing college students in Tanzania with the skills they need to prevent and control the spread of HIV, and to initiate their own micro-enterprise businesses. In Tanzania, the population group most infected and affected by HIV/AIDS is the age group between 20 – 44 years. Many of them are college students.
Furthermore, the rate of HIV infections is related to poor health education, poverty, and a high unemployment rate that leads to prostitution. Hence, there is a great need to empower Tanzanian youth, to create sustainable employment opportunities, and to fight the causes of HIV/AIDS infections.
Our program focuses on the following thematic areas:
1. HIV/AIDS prevention and control.
2. Capacity building for home-based care to the people living with HIV/AIDS.
3. Entrepreneurships and creation of self-employment.
4. Empowering vulnerable youths towards increased productivity and sustainable