“Girls Action Club is one of the best things happened in our school. I am so grateful for Sports Development Aid for introducing this club for our school.” said a girl from Sino Secondary school during an entrepreneurship seminar organised by Sports Development Aid in collaboration with The Open University of Tanzania, held on 31st October and 01st November 2019. 63 Girls Action Club peer leaders and 9 physical education teachers from the 9 project schools learned entrepreneurship skills, focusing on the following sub topics: setting personal goals, how to change challenges into a business, budgeting and how to get a capital for new business. “I am so happy to be here today to gain more knowledge and skills in my life. What we have been taught today can be valuable for our life in 3 years to come. After finishing school we are going to use these skills to start businesses and if possible to create jobs for ourselves and others. Thanks to all the donors who made this seminar possible.” a girl from Sino Secondary School.
Not only the girls, but also the Unyago - girls’ initiation ritual leaders “Kungwis” gained useful new entrepreneurship and business skills in the same seminar. Since the Kungwis work with girls in their communities, SDA thought it would be important if the Kungwis would get the same skills so they could teach girls and promote entrepreneurship within the Unyago rites.
On 30th of November 2019, Sports Development Aid organized “Mtwara Marathon” where 15 students from one of the project schools, Mikindani Secondary School, participated in 5 km fun run. The students were happy to be part of the event and they were motivated to start training by themselves for next year so that they will be fit and have a chance to win the race.
Girls Action Clubs have been on break due to final examinations in the schools and now the schools are closing for Christmas Holidays. All in all, the project has been successful this year. The girls have learned important health and life skills in the Clubs, for instance, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Family Planning and Sports and Games and teachers in the project schools have reported that the girls have clearly gained self-confidence and improved their school performance and behavior. The school personnel, girls, Kungwis and Sports Development Aid want to send you warm thank you, and wish you Merry Christmas and happy New Year. We wish you continue remembering us next year and we want to encourage you to become a monthly donor, enabling stability for the project.
Students in Mtwara Marathon