Looking within: creating community safety nets for vulnerable youth in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

Case Studies & Research
Arlington VA
16 p.

This case study describes the work of a program implemented by Youth Alive Tanzania, a faith-based organization in Dar-es-Salaam, which created The Youth and Parents Crisis Counseling Center (YOPAC) in 1999. YOPAC was established by Youth Alive with the specific aim of helping children and youth protect their access to education, including primary and secondary education, as well as vocational training. YOPAC's other activities include home-based care, HIV testing and counseling, psychosocial care and support, education, and outreach programming. The YOPAC program works in partnership with vulnerable families, helping caregivers and families facing adversity make better use of their own resources and expand their access to family and community resources so that a young person can stay in school.

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