TEMBO’s commitment to girls’ education is at the heart of our mission.

In Tanzania, one third of all girls are married by the age of 18, but girls from poor families are twice as likely to be married early than girls from wealthier families.

Almost 70% of children aged 14-17 are not enrolled in secondary education while a mere 3.2% are enrolled for the final two years of schooling. (Unicef, 2017)

As of 2020, TEMBO has sponsored more than 395 girls to attend secondary school. In 2020 alone, our donors are sponsoring 147 girls to achieve their dream of acquiring a secondary school education.

As well, TEMBO provides support for girls who aspire to complete post-secondary education. Since 2007, TEMBO has sponsored 30 young women to attend a two-year training program to become primary school teachers. Today, 100% of these women are now working in schools in villages throughout Tanzania.

TEMBO has also support more than 80 girls to attend vocational training programs including hotel management, animal husbandry, community health and records management programs.

Your generosity can help provide a uniform, a set of school syllabus books or a year of education in secondary school or a vocational training program.

SUPPORTING EDUCATION DURING THE PANDEMIC

During the COVID-19 pandemic, TEMBO is working to provide essential support to the TEMBO-sponsored girls.

March – June 2020: schools closed on March 17th and the girls returned to the home villages. During this time, TEMBO provided the girls with textbooks and learning materials to help them study at home and toiletries to stay healthy. For girls facing very difficult circumstances, TEMBO also provided emergency food packages.

July 2020: Tanzanian schools reopened on June 29th and the girls could focus on their studies once again. While they promise to work hard and stay safe at school, they will need additional hygiene suppplies including soap, hand sanitizer and masks.