Improving Youth Livelihoods through Interlocking Stabilized Soil Block Making Scheme; The Case of Tunaweza Group, Pangani Ward, Kibaha Town Council

Mwakipesile, Edward Bruno (2015) Improving Youth Livelihoods through Interlocking Stabilized Soil Block Making Scheme; The Case of Tunaweza Group, Pangani Ward, Kibaha Town Council. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The Participatory Assessment conducted in Pangani Mtaa using participatory methods and tools like Questionnaire, Focus Group Discussions, Unstructured Interviews and Documentary Reviews, came out with five major community needs which needed to be urgently addressed. The priority problem identified was low household income.Interlocking stabilized soil block project was designed with the objective of diversifying community income from the subsistence agriculture which was found to be the main economic activity. Tunaweza group was formed to pioneer initiative in the Pangani Mtaa and the Mtaa government agreed project to be practiced in the Pangani Mtaa community. The objectives of the project were mainly five; (i) Sensitize and train Pangani youth on stabilized soil block making techniques by January, 2015 (ii) Raise Income and improve employment opportunities to Pangani youth and community by December, 2015 (iii) Replicate stabilized soil block making scheme to other areas by December, 2015 (iv) Improve Pangani community housing system through low cost and efficient brick making by December, 2015 (v) Maintain Project transparency, accountability and sustainability by December, 2015. Most of the major planned project activities were implemented and some are on routine or continuous basis. The overall implementation was over 50 percent. Project implementation is going on well monitoring has been done and indicators for sustainability plan have been established. It is recommended that Tunaweza group should continue implementing the project in a self reliance manner and that the Town council should continue providing guidance to the group and ensure that the group project remains sustainable so that other Mitaa can learn from the group.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 12:04
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 12:04
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1100

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