Donate to our Christmas Scholarship Fund by 31 December to give a girl her future back.
In Tanzania, COVID-19 has put extra financial pressure on already vulnerable families. Girls are at high risk of dropping out of school, with parents struggling to pay fees and prioritising boys’ education.
In Maasai communities, girls who drop out are extremely unlikely to ever return to education. Once they reach adolescence, many will undergo Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and marry soon after for a bride price.
We work with a local Maasai organisation, Community Research and Development Services (CORDS), to combat gender inequality and help girls finish their education. CORDS currently supports 344 girls at 12 schools in the extremely disadvantaged Monduli and Longido districts. However, there are many more girls in need of support.
This Christmas, your donation can:
prevent child marriage and FGM
reintegrate girls who’ve left education back into school
cover girls’ education expenses, including school fees, books, and uniforms
cover other essentials such as sanitary pads and lunches
support girls to finish school and reach tertiary education or enter well-paid jobs.
Please donate now to help girls finish school and access a world of opportunities.