YOUTH FOR CHILDREN INNOVATION HUB
Convening and training space with an aim to invest in open innovation by young people that contributes to both National goals and sustainable development goalsExplore More
Y4C is a convening and training space with an aim to invest in open innovation by young people that contribute to both National goals and sustainable development goals.
The Y4C hub provides unique value in its emphasis on human centered design (HCD) and challenge- driven approaches where projects are directly linked to solving real challenges facing the society.
The Y4C hub is housed at the University of Dar es Salaam College of ICT, and was established in collaboration between UDSM-COICT and UNICEF Tanzania signed on September 2016.
What we Do
We train youths on how they can apply human centered design(hcd) to innovate sustainable solutions.
Allow students to conduct y-talks, organize events such as special workshops, seminars and hackathons.
We provide lab space and seed funding to turn ideas into solutions.
Y4C hub accepts successful applicants to undertake their practical training at y4c which helps students gain different skills such as Technical, development,critical thinking skills,research and reach workspace experience.
Use open innovation to solve community challenges.
Improve standard of living and achieve national and sustainable development golas(SDG) goals.
To become a leading institution in innovations with an aim of investing in developing students' skills and promoting open innovations by young people that contribute to the achievement of both national goals and sustainable development goals(SDG)
Teacher Volunteers System
SWASH Competition App
Sema Na Kiongozi wako (SKW)
News & Events
WorkShop and Training
Most modern way of collecting data, ODK training equipped the students on better and a more effective way of data collection ,making them more equipped for during research period. Also a brief introduction of KoboToolkit as a platform for preparing research question which support various data types such as location apart from short and long responses.
Every year Y4C recruites new members at the hub, this members undergo through an intensive HCD training and afterwards they are given different challenges brought to us by different stakeholders, to try to use the skills given in solving the challenges. Innovators are required to pass through the 6 steps for HCD
Every Friday of the week, we conduct Youth Talks at the Innovation Hub. In which youth share different topics that cover the daily challenges of young people
This is an Annual event and platform that empower the next generation of digital champions in Tanzania. Y4C Innovators got an opportunity to show how they use Human Centered Design to solve problems from the community.
This competition happen every year, and best innovative solution are selected to compete and the winner gets a supportive starting fund, Nile nini App, Teachers Volunteer System and SWASH App are among the projects selected from Y4C to participate in these competion in year 2021
Each year Innovators from Y4C get an opportunity to showcase what they do at the Innovation hub and how they have managed to solve different challenges with the knowledge they gained
Y4C together with UNICEF Tanzania conducted an online hackthon that aimed at Improving the U-Report platform. And the best solutions were selected to continue modifying their solution to its completion stage. Team Ace, Team Groove and Team Aplha were the Top 3 winning teams
Female innovators from Y4C were selected to participate in these exhibitions that took place at the Julis Nyerere Convention Center. Among the projects selected were Team Fighters, Team Kangaroo, Team Amigos, Team Light,Team iChoose
Y4C hosts Entrepreneurship training , so as to capacitate the innovators who have managed to develop a working prototype of the challenges that they were solving. This practical session involve presentation of the existing prototypes to the Mentors and receiving feedback of how to create a sustainable value out of it.
Here's the team of our Coordinators and Facilitators.