Tariro Youth Development Trust is a community based organization that was established in 2015 and registered as a non-profit organization under registration number M0001519/2015. It is committed to integrated health and sustainable livelihoods approaches. Our initiatives improve access to adolescent and youth sexual reproductive health and rights in hard-to-reach, undeserved and humanitarian areas while building individuals, households and communities resilience to cope with (i.e. mitigate the negative impact of) and recover from (i.e. return to equal or better conditions after being affected by) various shocks and stresses arising from climate change and macro and micro or lifecycle economic pressures. TYDT employs a social risk management approach to enable vulnerable boys and young men, girls and young women, households and communities to improve their ability to deal with “the likelihood of being harmed by unforeseen events or as susceptibility to exogenous shocks” that result in poor sexual reproductive health and rights outcomes. These unforeseen events and shocks are driven by; discriminatory social norms and beliefs, climate change and economic shocks and stresses.
A society with healthy and productive young people.
To promote positive sexual reproductive health and rights outcomes for young people through addressing cultural, structural, social and environmental constraints.
d. Core values
Accountability and transparency: We ensure that resources are utilized in a cost-effective manner to the best interest of the organization, partners and stakeholders.
Partnership: TYDT is committed to working in partnership with communities, government, other NGOs and donors.
Equality: We believe in the equal value of every human being and the importance of respecting and honoring each individual.
Integrity: Being truthful, reliable, and honest with good social standing.
Teamwork: We work together as one team and we seek to broaden our collaborations across sectors as a means of increasing efficacy of our work and services.
Non-partisan: Not aligning ourselves to any political party.
e. Our team
1. Samson Muzenda
Founder and Executive Director. Holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology, certificates in Monitoring and Evaluation fundamentals; Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks for HIV/AIDS programs and National Evaluation Capacity Development for country-led Monitoring and Evaluation systems. He has experience in fundraising, program design; plan and implementation and research, monitoring and evaluation.
2. Samson Masara
Treasurer. Holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics and Accounting. He has experience in accounting, auditing and marketing.
3. Prosper Sidhuli
Secretary General. Holds a Bachelor of Law (honours) degree and he is currently studying Master’s degree in Advanced Human Rights and constitutional Law. Experienced legal practitioner.