No FGM! Safe House and Training Centre, Tanzania

by Tanzania Development Trust


HURRAH, GLOBAL GIVERS WE'VE DONE IT! This project has been raising money to build a Dining Room, Kitchen and Perimeter Fence at the Safe House for Girls escaping FGM. We have done that in 9 months, and the buildings are going up fast. Now we are switching attention to helping provide high quality certificated courses in the Safe House's Vocational Training Centre. Ignore the statement that we have raised all the money! We are beginning again!
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We want to enable 'our' young women to fulfil their role as independent, income-earning adults, able to occupy responsible administrative, commercial or political posts. In this way they'll be competent to influence decisions on behalf of women and girls and serve as role models for the community; and when they marry to be better mothers, providing for the personal needs of their families and lifting their aspirations.


The Training Centre and Horticulture Course could provide high quality Vocational Education courses leading to high quality employment and Further Education opportunities. To achieve this we need to enhance the teaching by recruiting and retaining good staff and providing them with relevant materials and in-service support. This project will help us rent accommodation and provide facilities so that the courses can be accredited by Tanzania's Vocational Education & Training Authority.

Long-Term Impact

Girls will attend certificated courses which will give them much better employment prospects and could lead to other Further Education opportunities e.g. Nursing. They will become well-rounded young adults able to become decision makers in their communities. They will be role models for younger girls and be able to campaign effectively against FGM and premature marriage. They will gain much personal fulfillment. At least 60 girls per year will be involved.


TDT website
The Safe House Facebook page
BBC Magazine Article about the Safe House
News report about the Safe House

Organization Information

Tanzania Development Trust

Location: SOUTH CROYDON, Surrey - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
SOUTH CROYDON, Surrey United Kingdom

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