Today, we share with you 3 stories from TEMBO sponsored girls and updates on where they are at this time.

The stories were part of a larger project in 2019 called ’15 Girls’ during our 15th anniversary. These stories brought to life the issues faced by young girls in Tanzania, the people who inspired them and the girls’ determination to move beyond the challenges of forced marriage, early pregnancy or poverty.

The girls are always very keen to talk about their families, their home environment and what it means to go to school. Some laugh when they recall funny anecdotes from home while others shed a tear as they think of what their futures might have looked like without education.

Our thanks to Selina, Adela and Nyekonde.

Our Stories

Click on name or photo to read the girl’s full story.


In November 2019, Selina wrote the national exams at the end of Form 4. In January, she received her results – Division III (equivalent to a C). Selina was thrilled with the results as this will allow her to pursue a career in health sciences. She is now waiting for placement in advanced level studies at secondary school or college.


Today, Adela is in Form 3 and continues to do well in school. During school breaks, she goes home to stay with her grandmother and help take care of her young brothers. In June 2021, Adela will participate in the TEMBO English Camp where she loves to spend time learning basic computer skills.


During the school break last December, she joined the Girl Care program at TEMBO. This provided her with a safe and supportive living environment, nutritious meals and access to resources. “I went to the Learning Centre with the other girls and used the Form 4 syllabus books. This will help me when I go back to school.”