Mar 22, 2021

Project Update

Female students in the communities we serve face great challenges in terms of hygiene and sanitation. Many schools in rural areas in Tanzania have insufficient numbers of latrines, which are often poorly designed and maintained. For girls who are menstruating, these problems compound the difficulties posed by the inability to afford sanitary pads as well as cultural taboos around menstruation. As a result, many girls miss on average four days of school every month which is over a month in a year.

We know how challenging it is for poor families to provide sanitary pads for their girls in ensuring that they go to school with confidence when menstruating.  To help tackle such challenges, the organization opted to provide reusable sanitary pads which are more compelling to the girls because it is hygienically approved, affordable, high-quality, and reusable.

The organization recently distributed reusable sanitary pads to over 200 girls in three different schools and we would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our partners and friends who donated their hard-earned cash through the GlobalGiving platform in making this happen.

Mar 13, 2021

Project Update

According to the 11th Tanzania Economic Update, girls’ educational attainment, child marriage, and early childbearing are all closely related. Once a girl is married, it is very difficult for her to remain in school. Indeed, less than 1% of girls aged 15-19 are both in school and married. Conversely, keeping girls in school is probably the best way to reduce child marriage and, indirectly, early childbearing, since child marriage is the likely cause of about two-thirds of all instances of early childbearing. Ending child marriage and achieving universal secondary completion for girls could reduce fertility rates nationally by more than one fourth, thereby contributing to reducing population growth and improving standards of living through a higher gross domestic product per capita."

Education has no substitute, one is either educated or not. As an advocacy and development-oriented organization, the Advocacy Initiative for Development’s commitment and work around education and its related issues remain a priority. As a very vital component of a nation’s sustainable growth, we believe it must be embraced by all.

It is against this background that AID Tanzania continues to provide support to both primary and secondary school children, especially the Girl Child.

Funds raised on the GlobalGiving platform and other sources during the current report circle enabled the organization to provide additional support to over 100 primary school girls with assorted school items including books, pens, etc.

To our partners and friends who continue to donate their hard-earned cash towards this project, we say a big thank you. Through your generous support, you are impacting the lives of children, especially the Girl Child in Tanzania. 

Jan 30, 2021

Project Update

According to a survey by WASH-Net and partners, 57% of Sierra Leone's population has access to safe drinking water. 30% of all schools are without running water and 14% of all under 5 child deaths are due to diarrhea and other water-related illnesses. Women and girls are particularly affected by spending time and energy on water collection on a daily basis.

In an effort to change the narrative in a positive light, the organization has been engaging communities in sensitization drive via face-to-face, radio, and TV on the importance of the wells constructed and how they can manage it well to ensure ownership.

With the generous support of our partners and friends, we constructed a water point for a community of about 200 people in the Western Area Rural District of the country.

We thank all those who donated their hard-earned cash towards this project via the GlobalGiving platform. Please be rest assured that through your generous support, you're positively impacting lives and communities.

 
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