Adolescent Mother's Education Fund

On 22nd June 2017 while addressing the Bagamoyo District Residents in his 3 days tour to Coast Region in Tanzania President. John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania made a statement to the public who gathered during where he mentioned that all pregnant school girls from primary schools to secondary schools should NOT continue their education at all once they fall pregnant hence no re-entry meaning an end to their education career.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jun/30/tanzania-president-ban-pregnant-girls-from-school-john-magufuli 

While in Tanzania Child Marriage is Legal where girls are allowed to get married at 14 years under parents consent and 15 years legally while boys are to marry at 18 years according to the Law of Marriage Act 1971 , There is a need for amendment of section 13 & 17 of the act to raise the age of marriage to 18 years for the girls and curb early pregnancy.

2018 Pace Now Pregnant Girls in Tanzania are Arrested if Found 

Authorities in Tanzania over several weekends have been arresting girls five pregnant schoolgirls have been arrested while others are brought into jail when the authorities asked they respond their on the hunt for the men responsible for the pregnancies.

Some girls were arrested along with their parents in the northern town of Tandahimba on the directives of a local district commissioner but have since been released on bail.

http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Pregnant-schoolgirls-arrested-in-Tanzania/2558-4255466-hrjfftz/index.html 

http://www.nation.co.ke/news/africa/Five-pregnant-pupils-their-parents-arrested-Tandahimba-Tanzania/1066-4255766-eohja1z/index.html 

HELP FUND THE ADOLESCENT MOTHERS EDUCATION 

All these arrested girls and released need to have hopes in life , and am setting up a fund bascket to provide them with scholarships to resume secondary education once again for them to be the aspiring female leaders . The total fund raised will be used to provide scholarship to 20 pregnant girls who have been affected by the ban in Tanzania , those who had been arrested and released the 20 pregnant girls in Tanzania will receive a full scholarships to study in private schools for four years until they complete their secondary education.


Lets #ProtectGirls in Tanzania , Adolescent Mothers #ArudiShule ( a swahili statement meaning ''Let them Go Back to School'' )

Donations

  • Raised so far 
    • $16,114 (Offline)
    • 9 mos

Organizer

Petrider Paul 
Organizer
New York, NY
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