Tariro Youth Development Trust (TYDT) is a non-profit and youth-led organization which was established in 2015. The organization endeavors to improve the health, education and economic capacities of young people. It serves to reduce poverty and establish economic security, promote access to education, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), HIV and AIDS information and services. Poverty and school dropout is fueling the HIV epidemic and contributing to other negative SRHR outcomes among young people particularly in rural and marginalized communities of Zimbabwe. Therefore, TYDT stresses the multi-sectoral approach, linking reproductive health with actions in other sectors, particularly education and livelihoods to strengthen the case of investment in young people. Investing in education and livelihoods of these young people is crucial to ending the cycle of poverty. "Tariro" is a Shona word which means, "Hope"; therefore TYDT believes that, young people are the hope, light and future of our communities-they are leaders and pride of any community that need empowerment so that they will lead development in their communities.
Our vision is to see as many young people having healthy empowered and productive lives.
The aim of the organization is to promote young people's Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, HIV prevention and youth empowerment through education, sustainable livelihoods, behavioural change communication, advocacy and social mobilization.