JOVIA PROGRAM

About the Program

The Jovia program is a six months program of  Advanced IT and Entrepreneurship training for underprivileged girls and young women. The program targets girls and young women who could not afford higher learning education or dropped out of school due to socio-economic reasons. The program is intensive and calls for highly dedicated candidates who have a keen interest in technology. With this program, students will gain important tech skills that will help them navigate the workplace of the 21st Century which relies much on technology. Competent students will increase chances of securing employment opportunities, notably in ICT-related occupations or be able to create their own technology-based startups thus elevating women’s socio-economic empowerment. The training will be taking place in Dar Es salaam and Pemba Island in Zanzibar.

Program Benefits

  • By the end of the program, participants will gain skills to competitively secure formal employment notably in ICT related employment and
  • Students will be able to start their own startups and have access to funding, mentorship and capacity building support.

Eligibility

  • Must come from under privileged background
  • Must have a secondary school level of education (Ordinary or Advanced) attained before 2019
  • Must not be enrolled in any programs or schooling activities
  • Must be willing to commit to 6 months of unpaid program

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Apply before 15th October

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Name: Aslatu Nguku 

Age: 24 years old 

Higher education level: 

Project: Mama Health 

Current status: Full time working at Mama health 

“I took a Bachelor Degree of Education with Mathematics and Information Technology. But unfortunately, I dropped out in the first year of study because I couldn’t afford paying school fees. I want to use technology to help young people in education, especially those from underprivileged backgrounds” 

Name: Happiness Gedion Njowoka 

Age: 22 years old 

Higher education level: 

Project: Freshgenge 

Current status: Full time working at Freshgenge 

“After finishing my secondary education, there was no money in my family to help me pursue further education. One of my dreams is to use the IT skills I am getting to become a successful entrepreneur”

Name: Juliana John 

Age: 22 years old                                                                                                        

Higher education level: 

Project: Shamba direct

Current status: Full time working with my project Shamba direct

“I live with my mom and my younger sister. My future plan is to be a successful entrepreneur.”

Name: Veronica Mwakalinga,

Age: 18 years old

Higher education level: 

Project: 

Current status: Enrolled to Ordinary level education

“I started my secondary school at WHITE LAKE SECONDARY SCHOOL and then I kept shifting to several schools until I dropped following my guardian’s  financial situation. I want to be able to help girls who have faced challenges like me and become an inspiration to them” 

Name: Florence William

Age: 23 years old 

Higher education level: 

Project: 

Current status: Working at restaurant and doing business

“I grew up with my mom because my father passed away when I was two years old. I did not pass to continue with high school due to low grades. I want to become an activist and a young entrepreneur”

Name: Happiness Kazi 

Age: 23 years old 

Higher education level: 

Project: 

Current status: Working to a family business

“My siblings and I have been living with our mom since our dad passed away in February 2016. I didn’t continue my further studies because my mom could no longer afford to pay my school fees. I intend to become a tech entrepreneur.” 

Name: Munira Ally 

Age: 24 years old 

Higher education level: 

Project: Budget Mkononi

Current status: Full time working in my project

“My form four results did not come out well because of health problems.. My vision is to have an organization which will help women to solve the problems they encounter”

Name: Tuliana Frank Mwasaga

Age: 25 years old 

Higher education level: 

Project: Nithamini

Current status: 

“I joined the College of Business Education (CBE) but unfortunately, dropped out due to my  father’s inability to pay school fees. My dream is to help children who need education but cannot afford school fees like me”

Name: Asteria Astery

Age: 24 years old 

Higher education level: 

Project: Teen Janja  

Current status: Expecting to join  University for bachelor degree

“Asteria completed Advanced secondary education in 2016 and joined national service (JKT) where she served for nine months. Her dream is to become a gynecologist, public speaker, and tech entrepreneur”

Name: Mwajuma Suleiman

Age: 22 years old 

Higher education level: 

Project: Dotify beauty and boutique 

Current status: Doing business

“I did not get enough grades to continue with high school, as a result, I had to get married. My dreams is to become a tech entrepreneur”

Name: Sharifa Rashidi 

Age: 21 years old 

Higher education level: 

Project: Shery wear fashion 

Current status: 

I completed my secondary education in 2015 but unfortunately, I didn’t pass to proceed with an advanced level.  I aspire to help girls on reproductive health education in order to avoid early pregnancy so they can attain their future”

Name: Geraldina Fred Munseri 

Age:  

Higher education level: 

Project: GrettaMind 

Current status:

I couldn’t continue with my University studies because my scores unfortunately weren’t good to help me get enrolled in medical school.I am aspiring to becoming a changemaker using technology to solve community problems”

Name: Lutigela Andrea Mwinuka

Age: 19 years old 

Higher education level: 

Project: 

Current status: Working as a house maid

She completed her ordinary secondary education in 2017 with insufficient grades that could not enable her to continue with high school. She dreams of becoming an entrepreneur. 

 

Name: Mwanaisha Hamis 

Age: 21 years old 

Higher education level: 

Project: Dalali kiganjani 

Current status:Full Time diploma student at Mwalimu Nyerere University

I took a Certificate in Records, Archive and Information Management. I want to be able to use the benefits of technology to create technology-based startups” 

Name: Zainab Abdulrahman Waziri

Age: 

Higher education level: 

Project: Zaydecorations 

Current status: Full time working at Zaydecorations 

 

I got division four that couldn’t send me to an advanced level. My dream is to become an IT specialist especially in web developing and mobile applications”

Name: Zukra Amini Buethi

Age: 

Higher education level: 

Project: Vitafunwa Package 

Current status:Full time working at Vitafunwa package

 

She studied up to form four and couldn’t continue further. She wants to become an entrepreneur using IT skills she is getting in the program”

 

Name: Neema Mustapha 

Age: 20 years old 

Higher education level: 

Project: Msusi online

Current status: Enrolled at Nlab Innovation Academy 

“When I graduated secondary education with division four, my father refused me to go to further education.  I want to use the knowledge of Information Technology to create a tech driven business”

Name: Lucy Mgumba 

Age: 24 years old 

Higher education level: 

Project: Smart manager 

Current status: 

I attended my secondary education in Iringa and attained my certificate in Business Administration at Tumaini University in Iringa. I believe this program will give me skills to compete in the job market and finally help my family” 

 

Name: Salma Abdi 

Age: 24 years old 

Higher education level: 

Project: Sabha henna Art 

Current status: 

“I finished my high school studies in 2016. I like programming. I dream of becoming a programmer and a tech entrepreneur” 

 

Name: Diana Amiri Msoma

Age: 21 years old 

Higher education level: 

Project: Kilimo Mkononi 

Current status: Expecting to do business soon

Diana has studied up form four. Having been exposed to technology, she aspires to become a programmer” 

 

Name: Groliane Michael Ntikwiza

Age: 24 years old 

Higher education level: 

Project: 

Current status: Full time student at  UDSM

I was able to be selected at Mzumbe  university, but unfortunately I could not go because of lack of funds. My dream is to become a successful business woman” 

 

 

 

Name: Dorothea Masawe

Age: 25 years old 

Higher education level: 

Project: Online car wash 

Current status: Working as a Tailor in my project

My education level is form four. I want to be an entrepreneur and use technology to create solutions such as to provide health education to the community.”

Name: Sophia Kizenga 

Age: 22 years old 

Higher education level: 

Project: Afya yako 

Current status: Not engaging in anything

“I completed my form four education in 2015 and I could not pass well. I want to be a programmer and an entrepreneur through technology” 

 

 

 

Name: Magreth Nindie

Age: 21 years old 

Higher education level: 

Project: Mage Natural products  

Current status: 

My education level is form four. My dreams is to become a successful business woman” 

 

Name: Zakia Abdul 

Age: 20 years old 

Higher education level: 

Project: Zainlicious nail clinic 

Current status: Doing business as a decorator

I ended up in form four and my grades were not suitable to be enrolled in competitive public colleges. I like programming and I hope to develop a career in programming.” 

 

Name:Loveness Henry

Age: 21 years old 

Higher education level: 

Project: Mwanzo Maridadi  

Current status: Expecting to join college for Diploma level

My education level is form four and my final exam results were not so good. For now I want to be a businesswoman and a programmer.” 

Name: Queen Johnbosco Mtega

Age: 20 years old 

Higher education level: Bachelors of ICT 

Project: Fundi Popote 

Current status: Full time student at Open University 

teach kids how to code to leverage my passion for technology. My dream is to become a successful changemaker using technology to drive changes in my community” 

MAMA HEALTH

Mama Health a project done by Aslatu Nguku. is a social enterprise with a mission to reduce maternal and infant mortality in Tanzania by providing lifesaving health information to pregnant women and Mother’s based on age/stage of pregnancy using mobile technology. We also provide low-cost clean birth kits to pregnant women in rural areas with all the essential equipment required for childbirth to ensure clean, safe and hygienic delivery.

ZAYDECORATIONS

ZayDecorations a project done by Zainabu Waziri. Is a web platform which links together the decorators and their customers, so that the customers can get the services they demand according to the budget they have.

SABHA HENNA ART

Sabha Henna Art a project done by Salma Abdi. Is a digital platform where by tourists and people of Zanzibar community can be able to meet a professional henna artist in order to simplify the struggle and provide them with perfect services according to their standard and fair costs.

KIDDOHEALTH

Kiddohealth project done by Norah Maaguo. Is a social enterprise which deals with solving the problem of malnutrition in children under 5 years of age in Tanzania. The technological solution to this problem is creating a website in which will be providing meal plans to parents and guardians and also an SMS system which will be providing nutrition health tips, education and information.

MSUSIONLINE

Msusionline project done by Neema Mustapha. It provides services of hair dressing to university students wherever they are, whenever they request the services.

SHAMBADIRECT

Shamba Direct project done by Juliana John. Is a system which connects traders and farmer direct through application without through a middle man (agent).This system will enable the trader to get the produce directly from the farmers through and It will help the trader to avoid higher costs.

BUDGETMKONONI

Budget Mkononi project done by Munira Ally. It provides suitable finance education to students on how to plan, budget and save money. We envision a generation of youths who are responsible and aware of financing.

NITUMESOKONI

Nitumesokoni project done by Zakia Abdul. Is a project that deals with running market errands to families, people who do not have the time to accomplish them. We provide quick, quality and affordable services to your door.

GRETTAMIND

GrettaMind project done by Geraldine Munseri. It aims at supporting young people with mental health issues by providing them a web-based platform where they can easily get access to the mental health experts and therapists for further assistance at their own convenient time Thus, addressing the mental health challenge and championing sustainable development goal number 3 and 8.

SMART BESENI

Smart beseni project done by Agripina Ng’ande. Is a platform which deals with provision of affordable laundry services to university students, homes and offices. We empower women from low economic background by giving them employment.

MWANZO MARIDADI

Mwanzo Maridadi project done by Loveness Henry. Is a platform deals with selling of different fruits in bulk to different places such as hotels, shops, homes etc for aim of promoting good health to the people and save some of the health problems.

VITAFUNWAPACKAGE

VitafunwaPackage a project done by Zukrah Buethi. Is a web platform which deals with selling of snacks and training of girls who have failed to continue with their studies by teaching them how to prepare package and sell.

FRESHGENGE

Freshgenge a project by Happiness Njowoka. Is a platform which deals with selling different types of vegetables providing education on how to consume and maintain a well-balanced diet.

NITHAMINI

Nithamini a project done by Tuliana Frank. We provide education of sexual violence on how to prevent and how to talk with children in friendly way in order to make them feel comfortable. Through SMS technology and website by linking teachers to reporting sexual abuse to students as well as assisting victims of sexual abuse by providing counselling.