Young Strong Mothers Foundation (YSMF) is a nongovernmental, non-profit and nonpartisan organization which started in 2012 as an idea from Ms. Jackie Bomboma and her daughter Rose Mayunga who decided to use their rough stories into a sharp tool to empower, inspire, motivate and advocate for the rights of adolescent girls and young mothers. YSMF was officially registered on 09th February 2015 under 00NGO/00007768 issued by the Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children.
To become a warm home of hope, inspiration and provider of solutions to vulnerable girls, young mothers and their children within Mainland Tanzania.
To create an environment to address matters facing vulnerable girls, young mothers and their children pertaining to their health, social discrimination, educational, legal and financial needs.
YSMF is all about rescuing most vulnerable adolescent girls from teenage pregnancy, forced marriage, school dropout and GBV, also moving every young mother out from the gutter where they are today to where they ought to be. Despite being mothers by default, they are still children who need care and support. It’s all about balancing the wheel of their children and their lives.
YSMF provides psychological counseling, motivation building and sow into the girls at risk of GBV and young mothers seeds of encouragement, success, victory, overcoming failures, imbibe culture of hardworking strong women, ready for self-sacrifice, self-awareness, self-respect, self-determination, commitment, courage, confidence and hope. Adolescent girls and young mothers’ socio-economic empowerment
- Child care
- Educational and vocational empowerment
- Health service (Sexual and reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS prevention and mitigation)
- Addressing social norms and unfavorable customs (Gender Equality)
- Strengthening networking and collaboration with other stakeholders.