Empowering though education
inspiring through care
The Girls Foundation of Tanzania?
The Girls Foundation of Tanzania is a community dedicated to learning, collaborating, volunteering, training and teaching.
We provide educational support for bright girls and young women living in extreme poverty. Our support includes tuition scholarship as well as learning opportunities outside the classroom. We partner with each student from secondary school through university to develop her life skills, to promote teamwork, and to strengthen her academic success so each student can reach her full potential.
Educating Tanzanian girls to become informed and empowered leaders in their communities.
OUR CORE VALUES
With access to high quality educational opportunities, girls with a passion to excel will bring meaningful changes to their lives and help influence change in the lives of others.
Why do Tanzanian girls need our help?
Due to widespread poverty and societal prejudice against women, even the brightest and most determined young girls are frequently denied their right to an education. In many Tanzanian families, a son's education is prioritized, even though evidence shows that investing in in a girl's education could break their cycle of poverty. Because of this discrimination young girls are forced to stay at home and help with chores until they are married.
95% of Tanzanian girls do not graduate from high school
Only 17% of girls enroll in secondary school
Fewer than 4% of high school-aged girls complete secondary school
DID YOU KNOW?
educate a girl and you
educate an entire nation
- African proverb
HOW WE HELP
IMPROVE THE LIVES OF GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN
We provide formal educational opportunities as well as access to the TGFT Girls Center to improve the lives of underprivileged girls and women. By educating and supporting bright girls, with the vision of focusing on one girl at a time, we believe we can empower them to change their futures.
Formal educational opportunities and support
School supplies (uniforms, textbooks, etc)
Access to leadership workshops
Career guidance service
Access to The TGFT Girls Center; a safe and nurturing learning environment
By educating girls in Tanzania-one girl at a time-we believe we can empower them to change their futures, one girl at a time.
informal educational opportunities
3 INSPIRING REASONS
TO SUPPORT INSPIRATIONAL GIRLS
A donation today can provide a lifetime of benefits to girls and young women in need. By investing in TGFT education initiatives and our Girls Center, you're not only helping young women in Tanzania go to school — you're joining us in our mission to build empowered, healthy lives for generations of women and their families.
Every extra year a girl stays in school can increase her income by up to 25%
Girls who attend school reduce their risk of infant mortality by up to 10% and are less likely to contract HIV/AIDS.
Educated women invest 90% of their income into their families and are 2X more likely to send their own children to school