When Pamoja Tunaweza Boys & Girls Club opened, one of our goals was to find safe and secure employment for our members. We quickly realized that due to the stigma against street-connected youth, and the lack of employment opportunity for those with little-to-no education, that this would be a challenge. Our solution was to open our own business to not only provide employment opportunities, but to assist with PTBGC's sustainability goals.
In June 2016, the Pamoja Tunaweza Workshop opened its doors. Housed in the back of the PTBGC property, workshop employees produce our trademark products, and research and execute new designs. Many of our products are made from recycled materials such as scrap metals and fabrics, as well as glass and plastic bottles. We believe everything has value and a story to tell!
PAMOJA TUNAWEZA WORKSHOP
Through the Pamoja Tuanweza Workshop, employees receive a monthly salary which enables them to live independently and sustainably. Many of our current employees have been with PTBGC since its opening, and serve as mentors to our first class of graduates from the Street-Connected Youth Education Program. As our Street Outreach Program grows, we hope to be able to train and employ more youth to continue to promote sustainability and transitions from the streets.
Visit our gallery and showroom at The Shoppes at Maembe located in Maembe Cafe & Lounge, Moshi. Revenue from all sales goes towards operational costs, salaries, and our sustainability goals.
Interested in learning more about our products? Have a special order in mind? Please contact us!