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The Girls Foundation of Tanzania

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Educating a girl changes everyone
—herself, her teachers, her family, her
peers and the next generation.

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September 30, 2019

We're proud to announce our recent University graduate, Finyuel, has been hired to teach math at Orkeeswa Secondary School. Congratulations Finyuel!  

Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT)

September 19, 2019

Our very own Melanie is featured in Malala Fund's Assembly, sharing her story about breaking down the stigmas around periods, family planning and puberty in Tanzania. Thank you for sharing Melanie's inspiring story!

 "Starting Conversations On Menstruation And Family Pl...

July 1, 2019

During the June school break, TGFT girls engaged in workshops, trainings, and games while learning about leadership, sexual and reproductive health, self-defense, menstrual hygiene and fire safety.

In June our Director Estahappy participated in a 3-day training with Pat...

April 1, 2019

Congratulations to Beatrice and Dorcas who graduated from Nganza High School in April. They were among a graduating class of 500. Beatrice and Dorcas are the first in their family to graduate from high school: their families traveled far to celebrate this remarkable ac...

March 1, 2019

In March, Gap Year girls visited 8 secondary and high schools to conduct 3-hour workshops on sexual and reproductive health. You could hear a pin drop until the Q & A!

Both boys and girls- from 8th to 13th grades- asked about menstruation, safe healthy relationships and...

January 1, 2019

Happy New Year from all of us at TGFT! 

2018 has been our best year yet.

We’re inspired by TGFT girls and how engaged they are with one another when they’re at The Girls Center.

When our university students visited us, the girls wanted to know what were their biggest chal...

December 1, 2018

Mariam graduated from the Institute of Financial Management in Dar es Salaam on November 30. During her school vacations she completed 5 internships at two different banks and at a financial service company.

Three days after her graduation, Mariam started an internship...

November 1, 2018

TGFT’s new website highlights our students’ achievements, our growth and our programs! 

We encourage TGFT girls to speak up every day in school and volunteer in their community with dedication, focus, curiosity, gratitude and with their very best selves.

 Happy volunteer...

October 1, 2018

October 11th is International Day of the Girl, a day dedicated to promoting girls’ empowerment. TGFT believes educating girls will change everyone in their community.

We’ve welcomed three promising 7th graders to join our TGFT Sponsorship Program: they’ll begin 8th grad...

March 1, 2018

Our Gap Year Program provides unique learning experiences outside of a typical Tanzanian classroom. Our students completed a 6-week internship, participated in three workshops, led a Peer to Peer workshop on sexual health at two schools, completed a computer course, vo...