The project aims to support single young mothers who are victim of early pregnancy and rape, expelled from schools, stigmatized by their own families and society, left helpless and hopeless. Mothers have been abandoned by Child fathers. To survive they are forced to work as low wage casual labors some as sexual workers. The project will equip 150 young mothers with employable business skills and support them with startup package in terms of capital and tools for self-employment.
135 teenager girls were expelled from primary schools because of pregnancy in Chamwino district for the past three years. They are forced to be mothers at tender age with no support from family. Children are not getting adequate nutrition and medical care. To survive Mother are forced to do low waged works and sexual works. Campaigns against early pregnancies will reduce the problem, provision of business skills and health insurance for mother and child will improve their welfare.
To train young mothers on employable business skills in areas of commercial gardening, poultry and animal keeping, small business, Tailoring and needle works To support young mother with startup capital after skills training To support 150 young mothers and their child with health insurance To build community capacity on early pregnancy prevention To conduct advocacy on sex education and strengthen school healthy clubs To raise contraceptive awareness among adolescence
Empower former school girls (teenage mothers ) in all aspect (socially, health and financially ) Empower primary school girls to be self-consciousness, self-defend, to know their right to education and become agents of changes for their future potentials Increased awareness of preventing early pregnancy in primary schools in rural communities in Tanzania
TUANZE Community Support Organization
Location:DODOMA - Tanzania, United Republic of
Project Leader: Sosthenes Maganja DODOMA,
Tanzania, United Republic of