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TANZANIA: Safe Housing Allows Female Students to Complete Their Education

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Investment Opportunity:

Read More: ARDF-0213-Anglican Diocese of Tabora-Tanzania

In Their Own Words: 

“Anglican Diocese of Tabora Girls Hostel is a good place to stay. The hostel has a very good and spiritual matron, Miss Mary Jackson. During my time as a resident there, we used to have prayers every evening. … The matron shared several Scripture readings and requested us to share and pray together as a family. I am who I am today because of the time and upbringing that I received while at the hostel.” — Revestida Kimenyi, former hostel resident in Tabora

Summary:

As in the rest of Tanzania, the Tabora region is characterized by significant disparity between enrollment numbers and school performance of boys and girls. One of the largest regions in the country, Tabora is largely rural. Residents’ main occupations include growing tobacco and cotton, subsistence farming and animal husbandry. Safe and effective learning environments – including girl-friendly facilities, such as hostels – are in short supply in Tabora. Many college-aged girls who desperately want to finish their education live far from the safety of their villages and parents. Rather than staying in inadequate huts, these girls desperately need affordable, suitable and safe accommodations within Tabora. The Anglican Diocese of Tabora will complete the construction of a hostel that will provide affordable and safe accommodations for girls attending college in Tabora. The diocese will also create income-generating opportunities, providing a salary for clergy and funding ministries, while also covering operating expenses.

This project benefits 772 people:

  • 500 people will demonstrate a willingness to engage with the Scriptures by participating in the diocese’s church planting and evangelism programs
  • 272 people will benefit from affordable and safe hostel accommodations, including 68 girls who live there and 204 people who benefit from increased economic activity in and around the hostel

Safe Housing Allows Female Students to Complete Their Education

Diocese of Tabora – Many college-aged girls who desperately want to finish their education live far from the safety of their villages and parents. Rather than staying in inadequate huts, these girls desperately need affordable, suitable and safe accommodations within Tabora. To meet this need the Anglican Diocese of Tabora will complete the construction of a hostel that will provide affordable and safe accommodations for girls attending college in Tabora.

Funds Needed: $36,318

Full Project Information: ARDF-Tanzania – Tabora – Safe Housing

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