About Umoja

At Umoja, we believe that young people have a right to lead lives free of poverty, abuse, and exploitation. For a young person to thrive they need a holistic education, physical and mental health, and good livelihoods. At Umoja, we provide these services to a select group of vulnerable youth. We want our youth to not only survive, but thrive. We provide our youth with the freedom and security they need to become the authors of their own lives. 

We achieve this through three key programme areas:


We provide a variety of educational options to children and young adults, including Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels. Education is vital for young people to achieve their goals, become independant and rise out of poverty. Educational opportunities are offered through our Foundation, ISC, Outplacement and House of Happiness Children's Programmes. 

Health & Welfare

To ensure our youth transition into adulthood safely and empowered, we provide a range of medical and psychosocial support and extra curricular activities, including the arts and sports. Our health and welfare support runs throughout all our programmes but specifically the Foundation, House of Happiness and YES! Programmes. 


Our goal is for all our graduates to be self-sufficient, employed and leading a dignified life. Umoja graduates are then equipped to support future generations, thus breaking cycles of poverty. We start this support early on in the Foundation Programme, but more specifically in the Outplacement and Social Enterprise Programmes. 

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Kathleen Daly-Jensen and Daniel Charlton are with Umoja for 10 weeks from the USA. They have been awarded a Projects for Peace Fellowship for their work in designing a series of sports camps that incorporate HIV/AIDS education. "Our goal is to provide resources and education to youth in Arusha that other organizations have not reached. We began our project with two classroom sessions with Umoja youth where they designed games and activities that will help us effectively share important information about sexual health with other youth in Arusha during the upcoming weeks."

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These Umoja youth were fortunate to attend some training with our partners, Vision for Youth. The focus of the training was preventing violent extremism and human rights.

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