Girl Empowerment, Tanzania
This ground-breaking program empowers and educates adolescent girls aged between 11 - 18 in Africa who may miss out on basic education, suffer abuse or who are forced into marriage or early pregnancy. By participating, you will be helping to provide opportunities and create support networks for girls within their communities, allowing them to make informed choices as they grow up. The project aims to not only help them realize their human rights, but is an important step towards reducing poverty and improving health and future economic prospects - girls are a powerful force for change in Africa!
We base our program off six pillars:
EDUCATION: Give more girls access to education so they stay in school longer and have a better chance to make a living
HEALTH: Educate girls and boys about relevant health risks and prevention and provide support for those who are living with health issues
EARLY PREGNANCY: Educate girls and boys to help avoid unwanted pregnancy and support girls who are dealing with teenage pregnancy and motherhood
SAFETY: Change attitudes on the issue of violence against girls and support girls who have been affected by violence
MAKING A LIVING: Prepare girls to make a living as they get older by discussing their options, teaching skills and supporting their efforts
CONFIDENCE IN SELF: Building up girls’ self-esteem and confidence so they can take more responsibility for their future
Highlights of our Kilimanjaro Program:
- Be part of a long term program to educate, coach, nurture and encourage girls to look at ways they can create a life that has more choice and more involvement in improving communities
- Contribute to creating role models through women in the community
- Educate and support boys to bring them into the conversation. This hopes to create more positive attitudes towards girls and women
- You’ll get a really authentic African experience by living and working in an African village
- Interact daily with members of the Maasai Tribe to understand more about the day to day life and culture
- Learn the lingo. We hold weekly Swahili lesson so you can converse more easily with our friendly neighbours and members of the community. See happy faces when people see that you know some of the local language!
- Take in the local wildlife! Monkeys, lizards and tortoises can all be spotted around our house and near project – no need to visit a zoo, we have it all in our backyard - Africa!
- Live and work alongside other international volunteers from around the world
- Moshi is the closest town to Mount Kilimanjaro and so waking up beside the mountain makes for a pretty spectacular view each and every morning!
- Eat home-cooked, traditional Swahili and western food, freshly made every day by our lovely cook!
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