I am on a Mission to Put Teenage Mothers back to School in Tanzania

Petrider Paul
Posted March 23, 2018 from Tanzania

On 22nd June 2017 while addressing the Bagamoyo District Residents in his 3 days tour to Coast Region in Tanzania President. John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania made a statement to the public who gathered during where he mentioned that all pregnant school girls from primary schools to secondary schools should NOT continue their education at all once they fall pregnant hence no re-entry meaning an end to their education career. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jun/30/tanzania-president-ban-pregnant-girls-from-school-john-magufuli  While in Tanzania Child Marriage is Legal where girls are allowed to get married at 14 years under parents consent and 15 years legally while boys are to marry at 18 years according to the Law of Marriage Act 1971 , There is a need for amendment of section 13 & 17 of the act to raise the age of marriage to 18 years for the girls and curb early pregnancy. 2018 Pace Now Pregnant Girls in Tanzania are Arrested if Found  Authorities in Tanzania over several weekends have been arresting girls five pregnant schoolgirls have been arrested while others are brought into jail when the authorities asked they respond their on the hunt for the men responsible for the pregnancies. Some girls were arrested along with their parents in the northern town of Tandahimba on the directives of a local district commissioner but have since been released on bail. http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Pregnant-schoolgirls-arrested-in-Tanzania/2558-4255466-hrjfftz/index.html 

All girls which faced arrested and released need to have hopes in life ,I set up a fund bascket  to provide them with scholarships to resume secondary education once again . Teenage mothers affected by the ban can enroll in a Private school in place and complete their secondary education , however fees are needed to cover their education costs. 

Be part of the Movement to help a Teenage Mother Donate via https://www.gofundme.com/e9bc9n-adolescent-mothers-education-fund

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Olutosin
Mar 23, 2018
Mar 23, 2018

This is Transformation for these girls, may you find more than enough resources needed for the implementation of the laudable initiative.
Thanks so much for working for these girls, our government are a bunch of disappointment.

Olutosin
Mar 23, 2018
Mar 23, 2018

Go well Petrider.

Jill Langhus
Mar 23, 2018
Mar 23, 2018

Hi Petrider. I'm so glad that you are fighting for these poor girls. They need to be heard and they need to be educated and given the same opportunities as everyone else and not vilified. I'm looking forward to a turn of events on this issue.

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 25, 2018
Mar 25, 2018

Dear Petrider,

This is powerful work that you are doing, not only as a critical support to these girls, but also working against such horrible treatment they get, if found to be pregnant. I looked at your profile, just curious to know more about you, and was dazzled by what I found. What a seasoned and dedicated leader you are! The work you are doing is so extremely important. It is so good to know you are there.

In sisterhood,
Tam

Ngala Nadege
Feb 10, 2019
Feb 10, 2019

This is a very good initiative sister.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Feb 25, 2019
Feb 25, 2019

Hello, Petrider,

Thank you for fighting for these girls. May you find ample funding on the work that you do.

Being marrief at 14 is still so young. According to a nurse-friend, it's even dangerous to give birth before 18 years old. Keep fighting the fight. You may want to post this on the Resources Page.

Deborah Munyekenye
Mar 06, 2019
Mar 06, 2019

Keep on fighting for the girls.

Dawn Arteaga
Mar 11, 2019
Mar 11, 2019

What powerful work you are doing! So inspiring! Thank you

Bettina Amendi
Mar 18, 2019
Mar 18, 2019

Great Initiative,Petrider.Keep us posted.