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Education for girls from dysfunctional and poverty stricken families, Tanzania

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Tanzania Youth for Christ

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

Most girls who come from dysfunctional and poverty stricken families have less access to proper secondary education and other necessary training including professions. Many of them are denied the opportunities and the rights to education some for cultural reasons, circle-social challenges others because of extreme poverty or early pregnancies so they end up dropping school. For those who make it to secondary school face the problem of school fees, uniform and other necessities. Tanzania Youth for Christ Development Studies Center educates girls from dysfunctional and poverty stricken families. We work with like-minded partners to enable the aforementioned group to acquire education and training opportunity.

What is your project and how will it help?

Women Empowerment Project receives funds from well-wishers to support educational expenses and other necessities including personal need for student. We work with local government and community leaders to identify most needy and potential girls who have the ability and passion to go back to school. We bring together girls for special secondary school program at our government accredited educational center where the girls first go through rehabilitation program and thereafter start secondary education. Along with that they are taught IT, Small scale entrepreneurship, Life skills, food production, tailoring and other skills of choices such as handcrafts. During their time with us we teach them other life issue that they need to have in place for their future life. We address HIV/AIDS and family planning including unresolved issues etc. The end results of our program lets out girls who are completely healed from their past, sexual abuse, low self esteem, energetic, self motivated, empowered to start own business.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

We call on both long and short term partnerships with well-wishers be it individual business men, companies and organization to support us with educational, resources such as books, computers, Sewing Machines, Food Production tools, Furniture –desks and chairs for our center, text books etc and most of these all to help us meet our yearly running budget or operating budget.

Please detail the resources that you need.

We urgently need to meet our 2014-15 budget TZS 358,000,000/= (US$ 230,000) to cover operation expenses such as salary and wages for staff and teachers, utility bills exam registrations for 200 girls for year 2014/15, fuel, official travels, uniforms, rental and other sundries.

Secondly, we need 1 office vehicle – Cruiser Hard Top
1 School Bus to transport our students
1 large Water tank

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Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Tanzania (United Republic of)

Global issues

Education and training


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