The idea to establish a youth organization to deal with youth social-economical needs and environmental conservation started way back in 2010. The Founder Mr. Jonathan Kassibu was then a teacher at Bwiru Girls High School. At that same time, he was also a Patron for MALIHAI Club, Roots and shoots and YUNA clubs.
It was his engagement with youth and environment through the just mentioned clubs, Mr. Kassibu developed a dream of ensuring that someday in near future youth will be organized and facilitated in order to solve their socio-economic problems and play active role in environmental conservation.
To get his dream realized, Mr. Kassibu resigned as a full time teacher to dedicate his time to youth welfare. Amazingly! the organization that started in 2012 as a CBO with youth meetings in a classroom weekly has since grown from strength to strength to owning an office and equipment such as tailoring machines, computers and carpentry tools for training youth! Then In august 2018 YEV was registered as a national NGO. More over in 2019 our operation has been extended beyond mwanza region,thus we have opened up our branch office in Geita town council.
In the quest for its growth, the organization main drivers all along have been commitment and passion for youth affairs. YEV has also been inspired by Martin Luther King (jnr.) who famously said that,
If you can’t fly, run, if you can’t run, walk, if you can’t walk, crawl, but whatever you do, you have to move forward.
That’s exactly what Youth & Environment Vision has been striving to do.