Five graduates namely, Benjamin Kadikilo, Christian Mchopa, Hellen Kissa, Bernardo Bulugu, and Fredrick Semainda established TYEGD. The establishment of the organization was due to Nyamburi Marwa’s incident based on her real-life experience.
Nyamburi Marwa was a Tanzanian girl who graduated in social work from Makelele University in Uganda in 2013. Shortly after completing her higher education, she was able to return home and employ herself in handicraft activities. For the time she was far away from home country, she was less involved and unable to participate in various customs and traditions that were practiced by their tribe.
When the daughter returned home, she observed some practices which were unfair and against human rights, particularly to women including the issues of early marriages and decision making. Bad enough, her parents abducted her and forced her to have female genital mutilation (FGM) without her consent. The act that hurt her so much that she had to flee her home to Dar es Salaam to start new life.
Cumulatively TYEGD has reached more than 15,500 farmers through African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) project with the use of digital literacy learning materials and bundling services for improving agricultural production and productivity
As soon as she arrived in the city, she started volunteering at a social institution known as the Tanzania Gender Network Program (TGNP) where she met other gender experts (Benjamin Kadikilo, Hellen Kissa, Bernardo Bulugu, Christian Mchopa, and Fredrick Semainda).