(207) 775-7200
office@girlsfoundationoftanzania.org
PO Box 11224,
Portland, Maine, 04104
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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Meet Our Team
Working together to better lives

 

girls to believe in

MEET THE GIRLS OF
The Girls Foundation of Tanzania

 

Eunice
Eunice, photo by Paul Joyson-Hicks
Happiness
Happiness, photo by Paul Joyson-Hicks
Lydia
Lydia, photo by Paul Joyson-Hicks
Esther
Esther, photo by Paul Joyson-Hicks
Laurine
Laurine, photo by Paul Joyson-Hicks
Veronica
Veronica, photo by Paul Joyson-Hicks
Melanie
Melanie, photo by Paul Joyson-Hicks
Elizabeth
37_Elizabeth, photo by Paul Joyson-Hicks, small
Ewaldina
42_Ewaldina, photo by Paul Joyson-Hicks, small
Hellen
39_Hellen, photo by Paul Joyson-Hicks, small (1)
Upendo
38_Upendo, photo by Paul Joyson-Hicks, small
Beatrice
36_Beatrice, photo by Paul Joyson-Hicks, small
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We partner with several local elementary schools to select the most promising girls and the most vulnerable who have graduated among the top of their class in primary school. Get to know some of the amazing girls and young women we've had the privilege to sponsor below.

 

GET THE FACTS
ABOUT LIFE FOR OUR GIRLS 

 

Home and Family

47% of our girls have lost one or both parents
70% do not have siblings who have attended secondary school
60%  do not have parents who completed secondary school
 

 47% of  our girls come from rural areas
53% of their homes had no electricity
83% of their homes had no running water
87% did not have their own space at home, like a bedroom or study 
 

Family life is often difficult for Tanzanian girls — even in the most loving families, education levels remain low and single parent families are common, in fact:


 

Health and Education

Even when girls show intelligence and initiative, their success at school and their overall health is affected by a range of challenging external factors, including:
 

93% of girls had difficulty paying primary school fees
Only
7% of girls had access to a computer at home
100% had to do over 2 hours of chores per day in primary school
 

Only 13% of girls could visit a doctor regularly
60% went to sleep without enough food during primary school
87% didn't have someone in their family to speak to them about reproductive health.

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