Primary school enrollment in Africa is among the lowest in the world. 33 million children do not go to school and 18 million of these are girls. In Tanzania, nearly half (47%) of primary school aged girls 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.
Our organization is currently providing tuition fees, school uniforms, shoes, books, to about 50 girls in the Arusha rural community, Tanzania. Funds raised so far through the Global Giving platform have enabled us provide additional books and other school materials for 5 primary school girls.
We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our partners and friends who donated their hardearned cash towards this project through the GlobalGiving platform.
Jan 24, 2016
Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme Project Updates
By Sylvanus Murray - President
Youths make up 65% of the population of Sierra Leone and a third of that percentage is unemployed and lack the means to start their own businesses.
Our organization seeks to support a large school dropouts of 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.
The funds raised so far through the Global Giving platform have enabled us provide training materials for 10 youths in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our partners and friends who donated their hardearned cash towards this project through the GlobalGiving platform. Your precious donations contributed greatly in helping youths in Sierra Leone rise above extreme poverty and also be able to secure much needed intrepreneurship skills.
Jan 20, 2016
Women Empowerment for Rights & Equality (WERE) Project Updates
By Sylvanus Murray - President
Distribution of certificates to women
According to the UN Human Development Index, Sierra Leone is ranked as one of the poorest countries in the world. 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.
Also, in Sierra Leone, over 60% of women are being beaten and forced to have sex by their intimate male partners. Our organization seeks to address such abuse and other heightened levels of discrimination and violence against Women by enhancing advocacy and networking capacities among Women groups and promoting coordination for increased success in anti-discrimination and violence campaigns in the country.
The funds raised so far through the Global Giving platform have enabled us provide much needed women's empowerment and human rights training for at least 5 rural community women in the Waterloo District, Sierra Leone. Also, some sensitization programs with regards women's empowerment, discrimination and abuse were carried out by the organization.
We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our partners and friends who donated their hardearned cash towards this project through the GlobalGiving platform. Together, we're making a difference in the lives of women in Sierra Leone.