According to UNICEF, Girls, the poorest children, children with disabilities and children living in underserved communities in Tanzania are most vulnerable to dropping out of school or never going to school. Early marriage and pregnancy keep girls out of school. Adolescent pregnancy led to almost 3,700 girls dropping out of primary and secondary education in 2016. More than one third of all girls are married by the age of 18, but girls from poor families are twice as likely to be married early than girls from wealthier homes.
Girls in urban areas of Tanzania were eight times more likely to finish secondary education than girls in rural areas. In this light, AID is determined to change the narrative by helping to create an education infrastructure needed to make a meaningful difference in the lives of girls in rural communities across the country.
Funds raised through the GlobalGiving platform helped us provide additional books and other school supplies for 10 primary and 10 secondary school girls. It is still clear that nearly half (47%) of primary school aged girls are not attending school.
We continue to thank our partners and friends who continue to donate their hard-earned cash towards this project. Through your generous support, you are impacting the lives of young girls in Arusha, Tanzania.
Dec 23, 2019
By Ibrahim Moigua - Project Manager
Education has no substitute, one is either educated or not. AID as an advocacy and development oriented organization, our commitment and work around education and it related issues remains a priority. As a very vital component to nation’s sustainable growth, we believe it must be embraced by all.
AID continues to provide support to primary and secondary school girls in the Arusha rural community in Tanzania in the form of tuition fees, school uniforms, shoes and books.
Funds raised through the GlobalGiving platform helped provide additional books and other school supplies for 10 primary school girls. It is still clear that nearly half (47%) of primary school aged girls are not attending school. In this light, AID Tanzania is determined to change this narrative by helping to create an education infrastructure needed to make a meaningful difference in the lives of girls in the country.
We continue to thank 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 girls in Arusha, Tanzania.
Let me use this opportunity to wish all our partners and friends who've been supporting this project Happy Holidays and prosperios New Year!
Nov 11, 2019
By Ibrahim Moigua - Project Manager
AID Sierra Leone provided support for victims in the form of emergency supplies like food, water and clothing to about 100 victims and survivors of the deadly flood.
The flooding took place on the 2nd of August, 2019 in several communities in Freetown, including Culvert, one of the most affected communities. So many houses were destroyed in that community. The tragedy left more than 13,000 homeless and majority of the survivors are children and women who need urgent recovery from this disaster.
Between 2017 and 2018, AID-SL supported over 100 beneficiaries with SME grants in the Culvert community of which 80% were women. These women have lost everything!
The organization continues to help the affected victims, especially women and children recover psychologically from the trauma and also helping to keep their hopes alive through one-to-one counseling and other community engagements.
We say a big thank you to our partners and friends who donated their hard-earned cash towards this project. Together, we're heling keep hopes alive.