School for banned TZ Teenage moms

$870 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 19 months
Created January 12, 2018
Hello, My name is Carol Ndosi, A Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Advocate based in Dar es Salaam Tanzania.

In July 2017, Tanzania saw a ban imposed on teenage mothers re-entry in government schools. Expulsion is also enforced by law in government schools when a girl falls pregnant.

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, roughly 21% of Tanzanian girls aged 15 to 19 have given birth.

More than 55,000 girls have dropped out according to a study done in 2013. A 2013 report from the Center for Reproductive Rights called Forced Out: Mandatory Pregnancy Testing and the Expulsion of Pregnant Students in Tanzanian Schools found that over the past decade, the archaic Tanzanian law has led to more than 55,000 pregnant students expelled or forced to drop out of school.

As we continue to advocate for teeenage mothers re-entry into government schools, We cannot leave the 21% of adolescents behind. We want to build them a school.

We have and own the land in Zinga Bagamoyo and Arusha and would like to dedicate this land to teenage mothers especially those who fell pregnant from sexual assault and forced early marriage.

The school will be a safe space for them where we will provide them with support during pregnancy and all the way to first year of motherhood. We also want to provide them with a basic education program that will allow them to finish their education.

We believe skillsets are crucial and are determined to also train them in entrepreneurial skills that will enable them to engage in income generating activities that will allow and provide for a sustainable livelihood for them and their children.

We would also use the school and its programs to compliment the ongoing efforts of providing age appropriate sex education in collaboration with schools,local councils and other respective actors.

Our priority is to have 5 building structures.

1. Dormitory
2. Classroom/Training Room
3. Food Court/Mess
4. Nursery
5. Office block

Please join us in raising funds to build this school so we can start taking in these girls.

For updates please follow my

Twitter @carolndosi
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We need to drill a water well. The costs fo drilling one is 4,500,000 TZS approximately 2000$.

We are also continuing with our research and using an inclusive approach of what the girls need. Our prior findings state only 5 out 15 girls want to go back to the education system. Due to the disconnect that happens after explusion and the responsibilities that come with a child, 10 out of 15 girls would like to get trained in different skillsets but ones that would enable them to have an earning sooner.

We have since then consolidated on our module for the school which will be vocational.

With the water well we can start on vegetable, poulty farming, and even value adding activities to commodities readily available. We are confident this the right direction and are determined for the curicullum to have a basic academic course that would allow them to solidify the foundation and train them in different fields.

The plot is situated very near to Bagamoyo Port and the EPZ area. We foresee quite a demand for skilled human capital but also demand for food and other supplies. This gives us hope that the center will be sustainable.

Thank you for contributing and supporting us.
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We are now looking for an architect who will volunteer their services and draw us a map. If you know of anyone please let them contact us.
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$870 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 19 months
Created January 12, 2018
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