According to UNICEF, Nearly half (47%) of primary school aged girls in Tanzania are not attending school. Between 2004 and 2010, even though pregnancy among Tanzanian girls aged 15 to 19 years fell by about 12%, still, more than 40% of young women begin having children by age 18, and the country has one of the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world. (UNICEF) Girls in urban areas of Tanzania were eight times more likely to finish secondary education than girls in rural areas.
AID continues to provide tuition fees, school uniforms, shoes, books to primary and secondary school girls in the Arusha rural community in Tanzania. Funds raised through the GlobalGiving platform helped provide additional books and other school supplies for 20 primary school girls.
AID also provided support for 10 girls in Moshi. Like Arusha, there are so many girls in Moshi who are in dare need of support to enable them go to school and have quality medical services.
We are grateful to our partners and friends who donated their hard-earned cash towards this project. Please be rest assured that through your generous support, you're positively impacting the lives of young gilrls in Arusha, Tanzania.
Oct 9, 2017
By Mohamed Bah - Project Manager
In the past three months, the organization have been supporting poor and less-privileged women in Freetown by offering them much needed skills to enable them create jobs for themselves thereby becoming self-reliant.
Sierra Leone continues to be ranked as one of the poorest countries in the world, ccording to the UN Human Development Index. Within this frame of generalized poverty, women come worse off and have been found to be poorer than men. This is due to gender disparities existing with respect to access to and control of a range of assets including direct productive assets such as land and macro credit, human capital assets including education and health, etc.
From the funds raised through the GlobalGiving platform, the organization provided skills training programs for and additional 10 women in the Wellington community, Freetown. Our sensitization programs in relation to women's empowerment, discrimination and abuse continue to positively impact the lives of women in the country.
We're so grateful to our partners and friends who donated their hardearned cash towards this project through the GlobalGiving platform.
Oct 9, 2017
By Mohamed Bah - Program Manager
The poverty profile in Sierra Leone affirms that young people, between the ages of 15 and 35 are among the poorest of the poor. Many of them are illiterate, school dropouts, unemployed and idle, living in deplorable conditions in and around the Freetown community.
We continue to support poor and unemployed youths who are victims of many unfortunate circumstances, the very awkward situation in which these youths find themselves need immediate special attention, most certainly if given an opportunity by offering them special training for jobs and some skills to enable them become self-reliant.
In addition to existing resources, we have been able to use the funds raised through the Global Giving platform to provide skills training for 15 youths in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The organization truly appreciate the support of our partners and friends who donated their hardearned cash towards this project through the GlobalGiving platform. Your precious donations contributed greatly in helping young people in Sierra Leone rise above extreme poverty and also be able to secure much needed intrepreneurship skills.