YAAPHA (Youth In Action Against Poverty and HIV/AIDS) was founded 8 years ago by Peter Bundala, and its mission is this:
“YAAPHA is committed to reducing illiteracy and poverty by addressing the needs of children and youth, providing primary education, life skills and entrepreneurship empowerment in Tanzania.”
Check out this short video about Peter’s life and what sparked him to begin his own non-profit organization:
GOOD MOMENT AT PASUA PRIMARY SCHOOL
We were invited to a farewell part for a Retired School Teacher (Theresia Msaki) and also she was teaching Swahili Class to L7VE .
GOOD PARTNERSHIP AND RELATIONSHIP.
So excited for the relationship we have started between Pasua Primary School in Moshi, Tanzania and Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, Washington. Thank you to Peter from Youth In Action Against Poverty And HIV/AIDS for the opportunity. Luca was very excited to help his Moshi class write their pen pal letters to his home school.
TEACHING PROGRAM. (PRE - PRIMARY CLASS, STANDARD V AND VI)
#Isabella working with the youngest of all following her passion! A good teacher is one who applauds when a student does well.
#And here are Kyleigh and Sienna making learning fun!
#Our Genevieve teaching English in Tanzania. Proud!
TEACHING PROGRAM BY SILKE FROM GERMANY
Made possible with the help of Silke, a volunteer from Germany, we established twice daily classed for pre-primary school children in Pasua. Silke was an excellent teacher and greatly recieved during her stay at the school, teaching Maths, English and Science as well as Kiswahili (Swahili)
TEACHING PROGRAM ( Primary School Pupils) MARIA LOURDES,
ESTEFANIA AND ANDREA FROM MEXICO.
During their volunteer trip in Tanzania they were teaching English program. They went to PASUA school, in Moshi town. We met these amazing children that are in need of all the help we can provide. ( Estefi Suarez, Andrea Masana and Maria Lourdes )
Most of the children in this video do not receive a daily meal. However, they are always smiling and trying their best to succeed at school.
You can help sponsor a child by only donating 50 US dlls. You would be providing a child with a daily meal, school supplies, shoes, and their school tuition. LINK: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=NK29XQB7SBBF2
There is also a general fund where you can donate. The fund is for buying food for the school, so every child receives at least their lunch. LINK: https://gogetfunding.com/yaapha-tanzania-community-support/
YAAPHA : https://www.yaapha.net
TEACHING ENGLISH AT PASUA PRIMARY SCHOOL BY ANDRES FROM COLOMBIA
It was our pleasure to welcome Andres and work with us for 2 months in Tanzania .
We provide support to school children and orphans by providing them with essential items such us exercise books, school bags and uniforms.
FORUMS IN SECONDARY & PRIMARY SCHOOLS (2012)
Forums conducted in one Secondary School and one Primary School within our project area, starting in the Pasua and Bondeni wards.
Photos below shows students performing plays and songs to communicate messages around HIV/AIDS prevention and to discourage against the stigma that can often be associated with sufferers.
GOOD DEEDS DAY 2nd April 2017. ( Pasua Primary School)
Youth In Action Against Poverty and HIV/AIDS organized a special event called GOOD DEEDS DAY here in Moshi Municipality at Pasua Primary School. We have done environmental cleanliness,Gardening and painting at Pasua Primary School compound.
YAAPHA staffs ,Pasua Teachers and local Volunteers ( Community Based Organization for Retired People from Longuo "A" , ANDA AFRICAN ADVENTURE ) and Pupils participated to our program.
YAAPHA FAMILY DAY- 2018 ( December 14, 2018).
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored".
#GivingWay #Volunteering #Familyday2018 #NPO #yaaphatanzania
OUTREACH PROGRAM BY SUZANNE FROM SCOTLAND
Suzanne Spencer have been working at the Moshi office for 3 weeks now and have been involved with various groups during this period.
The majority of groups are in need of funding to explore their ideas and establish projects. As a lot of the youth have nothing to do and no opportunities, I defiantly feel that a lot of the older youth would benefit from vocational training and financial support to achieve skills. Then they could seek employment and have choices in their lives.
The people living with hope need long term support on basic level, such as health insurance, food and clothing. We have been assessing the family groups individual needs and making records have been advised there are 100 families in need. I feel a food bank is needed urgently for the housebound and those in times of crisis.
FOOTBALL TEAM ( EQUIPMENT DONATIONS.)
Kyleigh took the lead in organizing our donations to the football team. They were immediately put to work. Can you believe that the football team had only one ball for all practices and games? They had enough spirit to carry them anywhere! Thank you again for allowing Luca and Kyleigh Kuehnis to play in your last game!
PEER EDUCATORS TRAINING (2013)
YAAPHA conducted training for Peer Educators in the town of Moshi and the surrounding rural disrict in 2013
WOMEN BUSINESS TRAINING.
Enjoyed discussing the benefits of detailed business accounting with these micro business owners.
WOMEN BUSINESS TRAINING CONDUCTED BY JANIS FROM GERMANY
We conducted training on Business management with women Entrepreneurs at Rau. Main Topics were business creation , Basic Accounting , Fundraising , Business Assessment and Business management .The program was for 5 weeks
Business Development Training at Pasua and Bomambuzi Wards
Targeted at female entrepreneurs and driven by Sarah, our volunteer from France
LADIES FROM ANDA AFRICAN ADVENTURE.
We established a farm to cultivate peppers, beans, onions & tomatoes. The revenue from the farm is directed towards supporting YAAPHA sustaining it's activities and projects in the community.
WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS FESTIVAL - 2018.
Women entrepreneurs festival Organized by YAAPHA, All women entrepreneurs and women groups participated into this event. They showed their programs and items they made by themselves.
BATIK PRINTS PROJECT
Check out YAAPHA's (Youth in Action Against Poverty and
Hiv/aids) latest project for helping women in the community to support themselves and their families.
They're making stunning Batik prints to sell at the local market.
Stay tuned because more posts about this incredible project will follow soon!
#Thank you, Peter and YAAPHA, for having us and allowing us to be ethical, traveling volunteers. Thank you too to Givingway which allowed us to find you!
#Delivered food to the poorest of the poor today. Many are grandparents who raise young grandchildren, their own child no longer living due to AIDS. Others live with HIV/AIDS themselves. YAAPHA calls them "living with hope". Love that! I We donated a mere $35 which along with another $20 donated will feed 6 families for a week or more. It was an honor to be invited into each home. More amazing pictures forthcoming. Luca carried the first bag. He returned to the car full of tears. His heart was overwhelmed. Grateful to be able to make a small positive contribution.
#More pictures of Luca and family donating and delivering food.
GIVING DAY. ( FOOD ASSISTANCE TO THE FAMILIES IN NEED) By Julia and Andres
#Thank you, Peter and YAAPHA, for having us and allowing us to be ethical, traveling volunteers. Thank you too to Givingway and Volunteer World which allowed us to find you!
#Delivered food to the poorest of the poor today. Many are grandparents who raise young grandchildren, their own child no longer living due to AIDS. Others live with HIV/AIDS themselves. YAAPHA calls them "living with hope". Love that! I We donated a mere $35 which along with another $20 donated will feed 10 families for a week or more. It was an honor to be invited into each home.
COMPUTER DATABASE AND NETWORKING BY TRIPP FROM UNITED STATES
Major milestone for Pasua. Tripp Kuehnis helped this little school take a leap into the future by getting these donated computers to speak to one another. Now teachers can share files and print from any computer. He built a new excel doc that allows students to enter test results and be graded immediately. This should save teachers hours of grading time! Teachers so grateful. Future goal for Pasua... internet access.
GRAPHIC DESIGN & MERCHANDISE
We set up initiatives to train individuals in the printing and design of graphics, art and merchandise.
CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING AND NETWORKING
Capacity Building training for Peer educators and staff of YAAPHA conducted by Mr. Kadope from Dar es salaam.
FIRST DAY FOR OUR VOLUNTEERS FROM U.S.A.
A little over two weeks ago, a very energetic family of seven (!!) arrived to volunteer their time and skills for Yaapha Tanzania. During their stay,their efforts and accomplishments were incredible!
From working on the organization's newsletter, to setting up a database for the community's primary school, to teaching English and sports, to conducting community outreach and a women's short business training program...it is truly amazing to see the power and impact this family has brought with them
MEDICAL DOCTOR VOLUNTEER ( Dr. ANTONIA ) FROM GERMANY
We had a medical doctor volunteer from Germany , she worked at Mawenzi Regional Referral Hospital in Moshi Municipal.
HEALTH AND HYGIENE PROGRAM BY DOLON DAS FROM SWITZERLAND
We conducted program on health and Hygiene with a volunteer from Switzerland her name was Dolon Das.
We conducted counseling for the people living with HIV/AIDS , Counseling for teenagers , Outreach Program ( House to House visits) , Provision of life skills and behavior change for youth and Sports & games for all school children.
MEDICAL DOCTOR VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT AT ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL ( JULIA FROM GERMANY)
She enjoyed working at the hospital and learn a lot of things also the local doctors showed a big assistance to the volunteer. Thank you so much for coming and share your knowledge and ideas with us here in TANZANIA.
REFORESTATION AND TRAIL MAINTENANCE BY MARGARIDA ALHO FROM SWITZERLAND
After longing some months to finally get to Moshi, here I am with YAAPHA, which was started by Peter Bundala, with his background as a teacher, a carpenter, studies in development, cooperation and environmental issues and with knowledge in farming and certainly much more. He and his indispensable friends and helpers catched me right away with their open spoken and hands on way.
Moshi is a great place for tourists, I guess they don’t miss anything here and the locals too, do have an environment that can offer most anything. Nevertheless, big problems pop up when it comes to the whole picture. HIV finds its way through all layers of all these people, no matter if tourist, mother, father, adolescent and last but not least the smallest and most vulnerable of our communities, the children. Supporting poles become their grandmothers, who often have to take over the role of the parents, once their gone. When travelling, most people don’t want to hear about problems – it’ their holiday, so what! – but only by being open to the facts at the place you’re visiting, you will experience the real people of the place you’re at. Only then you will start to understand and when diving in, you will have the chance to see, feel and live the natural friendliness of locals, laugh with them, talk and exchange knowledge, interests and experiences.
CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION BY DANIEL AND LIA -FRANCE
Planting of 36 fruit trees with the enthusiastic and disciplined pupils of Mzalendo Primary School and the NGO YAAPHA (Youth in Action Against Poverty and HIV/ AIDS) led by Peter Bundala and
assisted by Rose Msuya.
What a great week!
In a year they will be eating mangoes, oranges and guavas with their school lunches
REFORESTATION AND TRAIL MAINTENANCE BY LARA FROM SWITZERLAND
We planted fruits trees at Pasua Primary School and established the tree nursery for the school.
We managed to plant 46 trees ( Mangoes , Oranges , and Avocados )
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE BY LOUIS FROM UK
In 2 weeks of volunteering with our volunteer from UK , we managed to repair the floor classroom and children well by decorating with tiles and paint.
Happiness is what you share with others your time and efforts , well-done Louis