At the beginning of the symposium the students sing a patriotic song together.
Richard Shaba (KAS) (1.f.l) welcomes all participants and hands over publications from KAS to the Guest of Honor Pololet Kamando Mgema (District Commissioner of Songea; centre).
Welcoming remarks by the Guest of Honor Pololet Kamando Mgema.
Prof. Hezekiel Mushala (Archbishop James University College (AJUCO), Songea) gives the first presentation and sketches out natural resources of the Ruvuma Region.
Students attentively follow the presentation of Prof. H. Mushala.
A secondary school student asks Prof. H. Mushala a question.
A student gives a comment.
Denis Mpagaze (Archbishop James University College (AJUCO), Songea) delivers a presentation on "Unemployment as a challenge for youth in Tanzania" and answers questions from the participants.
Secondary School Students discuss opportunities of employment with regard to natural resources in the region.
Group Picture of Secondary School Students with the Guest of Honor Pololet Kamando Mgema (District Commissioner) and representatives of CETA and KAS.
Group Picture of Secondary School Students with the Guest of Honor Pololet Kamando Mgema (District Commissioner Songea) and representatives of CETA and KAS.
Ignas Nombo, entrepreneur in the filed of natural resources, gives insights from his job.
A student comments on the presented content.
A student shares his own experiences and ideas.
Ignas Nombo (centre) comments on the considerations of the participants.
Steven Matesso, entrepreneur from Ruvuma Region, shares his experiences with the participants.
The students participate actively in the discussion.
A student shares his thoughts with the audience.
Stefanie Brinkel (KAS) summarizes the findings of the symposium and thanks all students and staff members for participation.
Group picture of students and staff members.
Group photo of participants and representatives from KAS and CETA.
The Symposium offered a broad overview of Ruvuma's natural resources sector and encouraged youths to be creative in developing ideas how to responsibly use natural resources for personal, social and national progress. Hence, insights into the challenges and opportunities of the various sectors (e. g. agriculture or tourism) were given and subsequently, successful entrepreneurs from Ruvuma Region talked about their personal experiences. Additionally, the event served as a platform for students to share their experiences and expectations.