We are called to train, equip and release Christian workers to complete the great commission through active involvement in all spheres of life both in quality and quantity as each finds a calling.
Our training is for both local and international participants based on contextualized programs.
PROGRAMS WE RUN
Ywam Arusha has been running different programs in different times, and they are all short programs. The following are the programs we run:
DTS (Discipleship Training School), 5 months course
SBS (School of Biblical Studies), 9 months course
PCYM (Principle in Child and Youth Ministries), 5 months course
FMS (Family Ministry School), 5 months course
ELS (English Language School) and Computer, 3 months course
TMS (Tailoring Ministry School), 5 months course
CCW (Celebrating Children Workshop) 4 weeks program
Over 50% averages of our students/participants are locals from all over the country. Other participants/students come from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Congo, South Sudan, Nigeria, the US, South Korea, Germany, the UK, Switzerland e.t.c.
THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS
The average number of students per year is 180 this means in three years the number of students trained is 540 and this is both local and foreign participants. (Please see the attached document)
In our upcoming programs this year we expect to have 90 participants for our three programs that will be running.
Youth With A Mission,Arusha in realizing the evident social reality of orphans in our society resulting from a multiple of factors including the HIV Aids pandemic, decided as part of our social responsibility and divine call of God to seek to provide help and answers to the problem.
The ministry or department serving the orphans began with simple initiatives of rendering a helping hand to a few children in the neighboring homesteads but as soon as we started doing so, God in his mercies expanded our tents and more and more orphans came to our knowledge.
From our limited resources we could only help a few of them but we decided not to limit ourselves or the God we serve, we started sharing the stories of our orphans with our friends across the globe and little by little we got more and more people interested in partnering with us in taking care of the orphans in our midst.
As more partners came on board, we made a critical decision as a mission well aware of the proven negative effects of taking care of children in an institution; we decided to apply the home-based care model of orphans care.
We currently have a home (Tumaini home) built in partnership of a church in Bellingham, Washington state, USA and individual sponsors for most of the children with a few supported by partner organizations.
Our mission therefore decided to house in our Tumaini Children’s home only a few and most vulnerable of the orphans and instead keep as many of them at home with their close relatives who are willing to care for them and keep them connected to their family setting and cultural attachment provided they are enabled to do so.
Our Tumaini program therefore, takes care of the orphans while they stay with their relatives (Uncles, Aunties, Grandparents and older siblings), we provide schooling needs, supplies, uniforms, fees, medical care and where necessary food and shelter while they stay at home.
We have as a ministry times when we gather all of them together for group activities, holiday camps, trainings and Biblical mentorship as part of our responsibility to disciple them and nurture them in the fear of God and following the Biblical principles we all hold dear.
At the moment we have a total of 68 orphans under this program most of whom are in primary and secondary school.
Youth With A Mission, Arusha established a field office/mission center in 2014 at Kimbwi village, Ikungi district with an aim to serve and reach out to the region of Singida and other neighboring regions.
This center is meant to offer training, community development initiatives, relief services as well as working with churches and Christian groups to propagate the two-handed gospel across the region.
To this effect in the short years of existence, Ywam Singida has been able to do among other things the following listed achievements -:
Environmental conservation initiatives. We believe one aspect of bringing about sustainable development is taking good care of our environment to enable the people reap maximum benefits from their land and be able to feed themselves.
We have undertaken to produce seedlings for sustained tree planting programs across the region and have worked with the local government in that course.
The Local government officials have partnered with us in distributing seedlings to villagers for planting, the local District commissioner and other regional leaders have also actively partnered with us in the same course.
In 2015 we prepared and distributed 700,000 tree seedlings.
In 2016 we prepared and distributed 1,300,000 tree seedlings.
Currently for 2017 we have in our seed beds over 700,000 seedlings.
NB: The Government in the region has requested us to help prepare cashew nuts seedlings which we are working in partnership with them to do in the course of this and next year as per the request of the environment department in the region.
Education, the biggest equalizer of peoples!! Since the general populace of Singida is poor and under-privileged we have sought to set up a model school that combines quality education with affordability to give chance to bright children of our locality to access good, Christian valued education and in so doing determine their future regardless of their current status.
Our New Vision school branch in Singida seeks to bridge the gap and give the opportunity as stated above.
Currently we have pre-school and primary class 1 running with a total of 185 children enrolled 122 of those receive partial sponsorship from our partners to make the school affordable for them.
We are currently constructing the model school to cover pre-school to High school levels.
Other programs that we do including co-opting local communities in our projects such as tree planting to provide employment, relief food as and when needed, working along with the local government in maintenance of water bore holes that we have previously helped to dig as well as discipleship and mentorship programs with local primary and secondary schools through our children and youth outreach programs that also entails sports programs with local youths.