BRAC Safe Spaces & Loans for Girls in Tanzania

Feb 2, 2010

An update on BRAC's girls in Tanzania

The projects are moving along well! All 20 clubs are still operating successfully, with a total membership of about 580 girls.

To date, livelihood training has begun and groups of girls are receiving instruction on vegetable growing, poultry, food processing, and tailoring. There are also plans to begin beautification and photography training this month. The goal of the livelihood trainings are to empower the girls economically by affording them skill-sets that they will be able to use to earn livings and become productive in their communities. We have kept our eye towards this goal in the search for relevant training courses for this population of Tanzanian adolescent girls.

Starting this month, the program will also begin offering income generation skills courses, the precursor to girls being able to use financial lessons to take out loans in microcredit groups. The life skills training course is still being developed, as we strive to include instruction on issues more specific to Tanzanian adolescents such as early pregnancy, rape, prostitution and drug addiction. Materials should be completed this month, and we are looking forward to beginning this component of the program.

Thank you to everyone who has supported our work! We hope you will continue to stand by us, as we empower and educate the Tanzanian adolescents who will grow up to be able to support themselves and their families in a more stable livelihood.


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Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Scott MacMillan
New York, NY United States

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