Girls in Tanzania are greatly underrepresented in secondary school classrooms. By contributing to this project, you will ensure that we can support young women as they pursue their secondary and post-secondary education. Educating girls has numerous positive impacts on family planning, family health, literacy rates and overall vitality of communities. These scholarships will ensure that more girls have a solid educational foundation upon which to build their futures.

 In Tanzania, secondary school is free, however the quality of education in under-resourced village schools doesn’t prepare students for success on national exams that determine whether or not they can continue with post-secondary education (i.e., high school, certificate and diploma programs). We support young women by providing academic study camps to prepare them for their secondary studies and national exams. We also provide scholarships students in post-secondary programs. Our students have pursued studies in tailoring, nursery school education, nursing, computer science, and administration.

Girls Ed is partnering with Project Wezesha to ensure that more and more young women enter into their roles as wives, mothers and entrepreneurs with a solid educational base to build upon. Through education, these girls will know more about the world and the potential in the world for them to thrive and make a difference. There is ample data to support that educating girls significantly impacts a woman's later decision-making about family, health, business and education.

As the girls receive education, move into their adult lives making smarter choices about their health and well-being, and spread the word about the opportunities education has afforded them, their communities will continue to thrive and experience renewed vitality. In addition, these educated girls will become educated women who may one day serve as leaders and mentors in their communities and local government. The region we serve encompasses thousands of individuals living close to Kigoma, TZ.



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