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#RightsMedia story: Tackling youth development in Tanzania

ARUSHA, Tanzania — As a boy growing up in Tanzania, Juma Kittyler never gave the game of rugby much thought. In fact, he didn’t quite understand the sport until his teenage years. Most African youth grow up playing soccer, or

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#RightsMedia story: Tanzania’s soccer academy for streetkids

ARUSHA, Tanzania — Emanuel Saakai is a 28-year-old Masai born in Ngorongoro, Tanzania, near the world famous wildlife crater. At age two, his mother moved him to Ngaramtoni, a poor village on the outskirts of Arusha nestled alongside Mount Meru.

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#RightsMedia doc: #Lengo means #goal in #Swahili

28-year-old Tanzanian Emanuel Saakai founded Lengo Football Academy in Arusha. Over the last six months Saakai has been training street kids from his home village of Ngaramtoni to play competitive soccer. This community development work is being done without regular

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