'Pamoja tunaweza' means 'together we can' in Swahili. We believe 'together we can dream that when worlds collide, anything is possible'. Pamoja Tunaweza Boys & Girls Club (PTBGC) opened December 2013. It is a collaboration between the original Hard Life Art Club, American 501(c)3 registered One Ndoto Inc,. and Canadian organization Worlds Collide Africa.

PTBGC was born out of the desire to provide education and employment opportunities to the most vulnerable youth in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. We call this group of youth 'the lost boys'; street-connected male youth over the age of 16. These young men have a basic education and spend their days on the streets, collecting rubbish and metals to sell in order to feed themselves. At night, some are able to return home while others find a quiet spot under a bridge and in a doorway to sleep in an empty rice bag. Drugs, alcohol, violence and abuse are abundant. We hope to make a significant impact on this cycle of poverty by focusing on these youth whom are so often left out of national and international aid programs.

Local empowerment is the cornerstone of PTBGC. Our gifted team of local leaders, some of whom are ex-street-connected youth themselves, serve as positive role models and mentors for these youth. They conduct the PTBGC programming and make all the decision regarding its operation and growth.

David Valerian

David is co-founder of PTBGC. He manages the Workshop program as well as leads our carpentry program. David is a gifted artist and you will find many of his paintings adorning the Club walls!

mwadikoo@gmail.com

Irene Lyatuu

Irene is our first woman leader at PTBGC. She is the House Manager at Worlds Collide Africa House and provides leadership and training to our bed and breakfast staff.

Richard Paul

Rich is the newest addition to PTBGC, joining the leadership team in April 2018. He supports the Street Outreach programming and mentors our youth participants. Rich is also an active part of our sports programming, being an avid footballer!

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Denis Valerian

Denis is assistant manager of the Pamoja Tunaweza Workshop. He is an excellent tailor and passionate about designing new products. He can take one look at an item and replicate even better!

George Flavian

George shares his time between PTBGC, assisting in managing the Pamoja Tunaweza Workshop, and the Worlds Collide Africa House, where he manages the facilities. George is a gifted artist and skilled dancer. 

Morgan Amani

Morgan is co-founder of PTBGC. He heads our Street Outreach Program and is a great advocate for street-connected children and youth. Morgan also manages our sports and drama programs.

morganamanijr@gmail.com

Shay Bell

Shay is Founder of OneNdoto, and Co-Founder and Executive Director of PTBGC. Shay left a successful career in America to dedicate her life to being a conduit to provide opportunities for vulnerable populations.

shay@onendoto.com

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ABOUT US

Sustainability is a keystone of PTBGCs philosophy. While we recurrently rely on the generosity of our donors from around the world, our goal is for PTBGC to be 80% self-sufficient by the year 2019. We are working on achieving our sustainability goals through the sales from the Pamoja Tuanweza Workshop, as well as our social enterprise project, Worlds Collide Africa House.

In 2015 we opened Worlds Collide Africa House, a bed and breakfast located on a beautiful property just down the road from PTBGC. This social enterprise offers employment to our members, as well as invests profits to the further development of PTBGC.

Under the umbrella of Worlds Collide Africa, we are partnered with various projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Our partner projects include the Tchukudu Kids Home, Tchukudu Women's Training Centre, Jonathan Holiday School, and the Idjwi Island Agriculture Project and Vickers One Medical Clinic. We are hopeful that one day soon we will also have a Boys & Girls Club in the Congo as well! For more information on these partner projects please visit the Worlds Collide Africa website.

We are committed to empowering the most vulnerable in Central and East Africa to reach their potential and become productive, self-sustaining and responsible members of the community. 

OUR TEAM

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© 2018 by Pamoja Tunaweza Boys & Girls Club 

Call us:

+255 (0)717 325 623

Find us: 

Rau, Moshi, Tanzania