Youth Challenge International (YCI) is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change. Building on over 20 years of experience, our community development programs are designed to meet the needs of youth affected by poverty through four integrated sectors: livelihoods, health, leadership and the environment. YCI engages youth in creating solutions to the challenges they face, incorporating youth development, volunteerism, partnership, and equity into all that we do. YCI's volunteer projects are currently located in Tanzania, Ghana, Guyana, Costa Rica and Guatemala.
The Umoja Centre is currently featured on the YCI website as one of our Global Partners.
Umoja Centre is proud to be a partner for project J602 Umoja Centre with Global Development Group (ABN 57 102 400 993), an Australian Non Government Organisation [NGO] carrying out quality humanitarian aid & development projects with approved partners and providing aid to relieve poverty and provide long term solutions. Global Development Group takes responsibility of the project according to AusAID rules, providing a governance role and assisting in the areas of planning, monitoring, evaluating and auditing to ensure that the projects are carried out to Australian requirements. Receipts for donations to this approved aid and development project will be issued by Global Development Group for Project J602 Umoja Centre. For more information about Global Development Group, visit -www.globaldevelopment.org.au
Nature Bound Africa are a small locally operated tour company established by Australian-Tanzanian partners. They offer personalised, tailor-made, East African adventures and aim to offer outstanding experiences that meet visitors' expectations; encourage travel to and within Tanzania and other East African destinations; and support the work of The Umoja Centre. Regardless of how long you have, how much you want to spend, where you want to go, or when you want to go, they can arrange something for you. For more information see www.natureboundafrica.com.
The Secret Singer-Songwriter Society (S4) is a private foundation based
in The Hague (Netherlands), who partner with small charitable
organizations to raise awareness and funds for a diverse range of global
humanitarian initiatives. They promote singer-songwriters who in turn
promote these initiatives taking advantage of the depth and reach of
shared promotional activities on the internet and beyond. In a unique
revenue allocation scheme, artists and the causes they support share in
the proceeds providing independent musicians with a modest return which
they may re-invest in their careers in a number of different ways. In
April 2013, yet another element will be added as each of the ten
S4/Umoja Project songs will be interpreted by visual artists whose
interpretations of the songs will be featured on various textile and
paper gift items providing an added revenue stream for the initiative.
For more information, please visit the S4 website at www.
Backbone Systems :- is a webhosting and domain registration service in Sydney, Australia. They have been hosting Umoja’s website and email addresses since 2008 free of charge.
Ujamaa Hostel:- The Ujamaa Hostel in Arusha is for travellers and volunteers. Ujamaa sponsors one of our students who is currently in secondary school.
The Juilliard School :- The Arusha Arts Initiative:- Students from the renowned New York performing arts school The Juilliard School run a two week performing arts workshop each year with at Umoja. Umoja students are taught dance, drama, music and singing, and the workshop culminates in a concert showcasing the talents of both Juilliard and Umoja students.