BRAC

Inspiring change for girls in Tanzania

Adolescence is a crucial time for girls. Given the right support, they stay in school, delay their first birth and build their health, social, and economic assets. BRAC supports young girls through Girls' Clubs, safe spaces where they are able to learn crucial life skills and build better futures.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1115482)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,000

Amount raised

£4,457

Donations

25

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development

    Helping

Location

Situation

Adolescence is a critical juncture between childhood and adulthood, abound with challenges that may determine the course of a teenager's future. Tanzania has one of the highest child-marriage rates in the world: almost two out of five girls are married before their 18th birthday. Some also face a higher risk of contracting HIV or being victims of gender-based violence. These girls rarely get the chance to finish school or consider careers.

Solution

BRAC provides Girls' Clubs, a safe place where girls can express themselves and socialise whilst learning vital life skills for the future, such as financial literacy, family planning and entrepreneurial skills. Through peer-to-peer learning and training girls grow in knowledge and confidence, becoming powerful and participating members of their communities.