Tagged as: education

Documenting the impact of our dormitories project

In this latest video, CASEC, one of our partners in Tanzania, highlight the incredible impact our ‘Girls’ Dormitories’ project is having on girls’ education in the region, all thanks to funding from you. “Life in the ghetto is very challenging. After school hours you become a mother and father because

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Empowering girls to succeed

When I ask my four year old daughter what she wants to be when she grows up she (usually) answers “a doctor”. I have often asked the same question when visiting schools or communities while working in Mozambique, Guyana, Tanzania or Ethiopia. At least one of the girls always answers

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Education for a better future in Tanzania

Overseas Programme Coordinator, David Baines, talks about improvements in access to education during his monitoring trip to Tanzania Dar es Salaam, the commercial capital of Tanzania, is a huge city of over 4 million people. I fly in on a Monday afternoon, via Addis Ababa, and I am immediately struck

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Ghana: The inequality of a lower middle-income region

In 2011 Ghana reached ‘lower middle-income status’ as classified by the World Bank, but this is no reason to cut aid to the country as many people still live in poverty with poor access to health and education.  Ghana has reached a status of a lower middle-income country as a

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Making Rights out of Wrongs

After 6 years at African Initiatives I am moving on to a new adventure this Friday. Every day this week I will be blogging about my time with the organisation, and my memories of the people, the experiences and our achievements.  African Initiatives has been on a journey over the

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Dancing into the Future

How African Initiatives is beginning to reach some of the most discriminated against girls in Maasai communities Volunteer, Diana Roberts, explores the progress of the Song and Dance project AI runs in Tanzania with partner The Pastoral Women’s Council For me, the song and dance project brings girls education to

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Girl Power!

Ella Hogg muses over what she’s learned of our girl’s education programmes in Tanzania through new publication”Girl Power”, and its impact on her work as a volunteer with African Initiatives Immediately I looked at this new booklet I was faced with a direct comparison of the economic state of Tanzania

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