Four stories of youth resilience from around the world.

As we celebrate this year’s International Youth Day, we find ourselves living in a new era of incredible resilience. Young people everywhere have been showing their resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting not just themselves but their communities too. These four stories of young people from the UK, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and …

Aisha’s story

“When I wake up, I write to do tasks for the day. I make sure my passion is in whatever is my task, and my passion is always young people.” Aisha is 24 years old and lives and works as a volunteer in Makole ward in Dodoma municipality in  Tanzania. Teenage pregnancies, HIV, gender based …

Ramlat’s Story

Ramlat is 27 years old and lives in Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania.  She is worried about her community. They are very vulnerable to the economic impacts of lockdown which are already threatening their livelihoods. But Ramlat has taken action and started making facemasks. Ramlat works on the marketing and helps with the design of …

Tanzania Alumni Project

Young people are sharing their stories on how they have been able to reach their potentials and use their skills to make a sustainable living.

Karim’s Story

“My community needs me, now is not the time to back off.” Karim is a 27 year old young leader from Tanzania. He got involved with Restless Development Tanzania in 2015 under our Kijana Wajibika (Youth Be Responsible) project which aimed to create space for Tanzanian citizens, particularly marginalized women and young people to engage …

Judith’s Story

Most of the leaders in my community are men. But I am going to be a very successful business woman. Faraja For many women, this ambition can seem impossible. Faraja, 25, knows this only too well. She lives in a rural area in Tanzania where women do not have the same opportunities as men or …