Hassani Dadi Hassani, 24 and Mohamedi Saidi Lidimba, 18 are two active members of the Ndumbwe Masonry Group of Mtwara Municipality. They both belong to also a Youth Savings and Loans Association (YSLA) which has 16 members and Income Generating Association (IGA) group (5 members) which earned 50,000 Tshs per month.
Hassani, who has only one parent-mother, had studied up to form 4, but failed to continue due the unavailability of resources to pay for his school fees. But through opportunities provided by the YEE project, his dreams are rejuvenated.
Mohamedi (18 years of age) studied until standard 7, he lives with his parents and siblings, a farming family. He worked as a builder but had no qualifications or formal career plan. Having received information about YEE project from his ward notice board, offered him the training opportunity that he desired.
Both Hassan and Mohamed use acquired skills from the project to get building tenders that give them income, something they never dreamt of. They have ambitions to learn more masonry skills and be able to apply them for more tenders.