Forever youth


TAMASHA was co-founded in 2006 by three close friends all working with young people long enough to believe that young people are the change that we so desperately yearn for, in our communities. It was officially registered in Tanzania in April 2007 in response to the increasing attention being paid to the youth question in the world.

The aim is to secure the rightful space for young people so they can actively contribute to the development of their societies using participatory and appreciative approaches.


Provide a critical youth perspective on all aspects of development and lobby for the inclusion of adolescents and young people as a whole and the most marginalized groups of young people in particular.


Adolescents and young people realize their rights and their rightful place at the center of development in their communities and nation, in Tanzania, East Africa and in Africa as a whole.

Our core values

– Youth-less is useless
– Respect for diversity
– Non-discrimination
– Participation for all
– Passion for what we do
– Value people


Provide a critical youth perspective on all aspects of development.

This is done through:
• Develop strong teams of young facilitators committed to participatory youth development.
• Sponsor research, with young people in all areas related to youth.
• Create electronic networks of young activists across Tanzania, Africa and beyond to share experience and innovations.
• Use the media to promote public debate on issues relating to young people
• Bring together innovative thinkers and activists to review ‘accepted wisdom and methodologies’ of youth development and publicizing their findings.
• Set and maintain standards of participation and development of young people in all areas.

Promote the learning and capacity development of young people.

This is done through:
• Graded, participatory courses in aspects related to youth development (for example, life skills, peer education and facilitation, Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV prevention, environmental conservation, participatory action research).
• Livelihood and entrepreneurship programs including social entrepreneurship
• Organizational development of youth organizations.
• Communication programs including use of media, with particular emphasis on lobbying, advocacy and communication for social change.

Develop a ‘coalition for young people.’

This is done through:
• Bringing together and promoting the learning of all organisations and institutions working with young people.
• Setting and monitor standards for participation of young people in their organisations.

Our Work

Areas of implementation

TAMASHA is looking holistically on many aspects of youth and development with a belief that, in order for young people to actively participate in development processes, all other pattens should be taken into consideration.

Our approaches

TAMASHA believes in youth-centered participatory methods and approaches which always put young people at the center of the programs and projects. Our way of working seeks not only to implement the project but also to build capacities of young people, develop their skills, providing flexibility in learning and make the whole process enjoying and experiential.

Our expertise

Since its existence TAMASHA has extensively gather experience and expertise on several issues through its own projects and technical assistance offered to too many organizations in Tanzania and elsewhere in Africa.


TAMASHA has worked successfully with different partners both locally and internationally, to implement projects and activities in Tanzania and across so many countries of Africa.


Program Goal

The overall goal of the program is directed towards putting in place processes that are developed for improving the efficiency of ongoing operations of TAMASHA on a continuous basis and supervise proper utilization of resources available to the organization.


Program Goal

The overall goal of the program is to enable youth participation towards effective development for a peaceful, just and sustainable communities.


Program Goal

The overall goal of the program is to advocate towards youth and young women increasing uptake and access to quality, integrated and gender responsive SRH friendly services through greater knowledge and capacities related to their health, decision making and improved social status.


Program Goal

The overall goal of the program is to ensure the provision of standardized training and courses, both internal and external, through fully equipped online and physical courses.


Program Goal

The overall goal of the program is to promote socio-economic development among youth at the age of 15 to 24 from marginalized communities in poor urban areas.


Volunteer with Tamasha


Interested in Adolescent girl’s wellbeing, women and youth participation in development or community work?  Get involved by volunteering in our online and offline advocacy activities. No previous knowledge required. Just your interest in making the community a safe space for girls, women and Youth.

Follow this link

or Email us at info@tamasha.or.tz to express your interest to volunteer with us.

Churchill Shakim

Our director

founding member

He has been a youth activist for more than 20 years in a wide variety of youth programs culminating in his being chosen Executive Secretary of Tanzania Life Skills Association. He is well known nationally and internationally as a facilitator in youth development, human rights programming and life skills, (Zimbabwe, eSwatini, Kenya, Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Somalia, Liberia, Sierra Leone) He was one of the facilitators of youth participation in African Development Forum (ADF-V) on Youth and Leadership in 2006.

follow us on social media

Exclusive content & updates