About the Program

The Jovia program is an Advanced IT and Entrepreneurship training for girls and young women. The program targets girls and young women who could not afford higher learning education or dropped out of school because of 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.

Cohort 1 – Advanced IT & Entrepreneurship training.

This program is specifically for girls and young women aged between 17 – 24, who either dropped out of school or could not afford a higher level education and are currently residing in Dar es salaam.

University graduates and current students are not eligible for this program.

The Program takes 2 month and you’ll learn how to create a website using HTML, CSS and WordPress, Digital Literacy together with business and entrepreneurship where you will learn how to identify challenges faced by your community, find solutions which use tech knowledge to solve the challenges, and create businesses around the challenges identified.

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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: 


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


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.


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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.