Educating a woman is educating the family, it is educating the community! For a long time, girls were not given the same educational opportunities as boys. This reality goes back to the time of colonial education before independence. It is time to wake up. It is encouraging that we now have more girls' high schools than boys. But still their number in the higher education is not proportional to their counterpart. Still we have so many girls in the rural areas who are denied their human right for education; they cannot get to high school. These girls could benefit from vocational schools which can equip them with practical skills for employment, self-employment and economic independence. If this opportunity is not there, they are simply subjected to early pregnancy and early marriage!
Empowerment of Girls
Women are the driving force of the economy in Tanzania. They work mostly between 10 to 16 hours a day. But still they are the poorest! They could change this condition if they were given some financial support to form small business groups.