“Being able to run my own initiative has been a great learning opportunity. I have been able to coordinate various activities. Through this project, I have managed to mobilize young people and worked together in teamwork, and this developed my project management skills,” Jesca explained.

Jesca Christopher Mtoi is a cohort I fellow from Tuwezeshe Akina Dada Leadership Programme who is a dedicated youth activist. During the fellowship, she implemented a social action project titled Sanzuka Afrika, which aimed at using art (songs, dance, poem and painting) and media to empower youth aged 14 to 24 years with knowledge on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).

Through the project, Jesca was able to capacitate students from Jangwani Secondary School and Institute of Social Work (ISW) with knowledge on SRHR and Gender Based Violence reaching 465 (315 F 150 M) youth.

In 2019, Sanzuka were able to conduct Women’s day event at Holiday Inn Hotel in partnership with different artists to express their views through songs, dance and poems. She was able to learn African contemporary dance at Muda Africa at Nafasi Art Space in Dar es Salaam.