Longido District in northern Tanzania is predominately inhabited by the Maasai, a group with deep cultural traditions that include the practice of female genital mutilation. TEMBO (Tanzania) works tirelessly to eradicate this harmful practice in Longido District through education:
- Teaching primary school students as part of the Sara and Juma Club
- Providing information to girls attending TEMBO’s academic support programs
- Speaking with women in remote villages as part of the outreach programs
- Engaging in community forums to speak out against female genital mutilation
- Making presentations at schools, churches, NGO forums and meetings with government officials.