Campaign Update

TANZANIA: I chose to Build Her and others like Her a Safe Space to End Child Early and Forced Marriages

rosemary_ntoipo
Posted October 9, 2018 from Tanzania
The Girls Rescue Safe Shelter
A house structure that needs to be completed before April 2019 to help protect girls in Northern Tanzania especially Longido District from Child Early Forced Marriages (CEFM) and it's harmful effects to help them access quality Education, Protection and Health care.

When I first chose and decided to help end child early and forced marriages in Tanzania especially among girls in Longido District, in Northern Tanzania; it was rather difficult to make the changes immediately but as a resilient educator I knew this will one day be possible.

Based on the values of the Organization that I founded Peace is a very important value and is within a program that I developed in 2008 called Girls Improvement Program In Education Development (GIPiED) and a strategy called ‘Together We Succeed’ a very peaceful, unique, inclusive and participatory process.

I started training girls and women in my community on the need to understand their self worth. This saw girls speak about their problems and came to me to help them get safe shelter/ space. I encouraged them gave them my support and put them back to school and this year one of the girls is completing her college

Although it has not been an easy journey, this year I managed to get a piece of land and on it today is an incomplete building and structure for the same (Safe Shelter) which I hope to complete with availability of resources. I am determined to find a safe space for them for I know this will ensure them get quality education and protection to positively transform their future/ lives.

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

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Princesse MUHINDO
Oct 09, 2018
Oct 09, 2018

Bonjour Rosemary, C'est génial votre travail de soutien pour les femmes aux mariages précoces et leurs orientations mais aussi de votre auto-prise en charge.  Merci d'avoir partager votre histoire

rosemary_ntoipo
Oct 22, 2018
Oct 22, 2018

Chère princesse, Merci beaucoup aussi. Suis heureux de communiquer avec vous ici. Dans la fraternité, Romarin

Tarke Edith
Oct 09, 2018
Oct 09, 2018

hi Rose;qry

Thanks for the work you are doing over there sister to stop early marrargess for girls

rosemary_ntoipo
Oct 22, 2018
Oct 22, 2018

Hi Tarke,

Thanks a lot. I appreciate and very happy to connect with you here.

Very warm regards,

Rosemary

Jill Langhus
Oct 09, 2018
Oct 09, 2018

Hi Rosemary,

Thanks for sharing your awesome update. This is great news, indeed!!! I can't wait to hear more about it, and see photos of your progress. Your intention and vision will ensure its completion!! Have a great day, dear!

rosemary_ntoipo
Oct 22, 2018
Oct 22, 2018

Thanks a lot. Am very grateful for the encouraging words. You also check again on the picture of the house. That is the shelter the girls rescued will occupy. My challenge finding  financial resources to complete it by beginning of 2019

Thanks for your continued support.

Warmest regards,

Rosemary.

Jill Langhus
Oct 22, 2018
Oct 22, 2018

You're very welcome, dear:-)  Oh, I see. Very good:-) Are you doing a fundraiser? You got it! Good luck:-)

rosemary_ntoipo
Oct 23, 2018
Oct 23, 2018

Thanks Jill. Am planning to do so. Can you join me in the fundraiser?

Jill Langhus
Oct 23, 2018
Oct 23, 2018

You're welcome:-) Oh, good.

You can private message me to brainstorm more about the fundraiser, if you like, dear. Good luck, and have a great day!

Beth Lacey
Oct 09, 2018
Oct 09, 2018

Congratulations on getting your land! Much luck with your program.

Beth

rosemary_ntoipo
Oct 22, 2018
Oct 22, 2018

Thanks a lot Beth. The journey to securing it was not an easy one. There is a lot that needs to be done to complete the Rescue Shelter but again my challenge is raising funds.

Thanks a lot and you could join me to support in this course.

Very warm regards,

Rosemary.

Alice Borngreat
Oct 12, 2018
Oct 12, 2018

Wow this is a great news,because is one the main problem girls are facing. God bless you for your good works.

rosemary_ntoipo
Oct 22, 2018
Oct 22, 2018

Thanks a lot Alice. I appreciate and very happy to connect with you

Very warm regards,

Rosemary.

Tamarack Verrall
Oct 13, 2018
Oct 13, 2018

Dear Rosemary,

As I read your story here of the work you are doing and the calm, loving energy you have been pouring into it, I was so moved. Moved by your commitment and by your ability to make this happen for girls in your country. This is the grassroots work that changes lives, and changes what we have been taught is the only way. How wonderful to know that you have reached many girls with your message of the right to education, freedom and peaceful societal change. What a celebration that you are witnessing one of the girls attending college, and that you now have land. This is the work of a true change maker. Congratulations and best wishes with all you are doing.

With love in sisterhood,

Tam

rosemary_ntoipo
Oct 22, 2018
Oct 22, 2018

Dear Tam,

Am very happy to reconnect. it's been a while. Thanks a lot for the encouragement. It's not been an easy journey. Am yet to find financial resources to complete the Shelter and that's the biggest challenge I have right now.

Again, thanks a lot.

Very warm regards,

Rosemary

Maya Iwata
Oct 13, 2018
Oct 13, 2018

Thank you for sharing your work. I love the name of your strategy- "Together We Succeed!" I am also very moved by your story of giving girls a safe shelter/space to escape child marriage and be able to go to school and be able to support themselves.  Kudos to your on one of your girls (now a young woman I imagine) graduating college this year. What an inspiring story. 

rosemary_ntoipo
Oct 22, 2018
Oct 22, 2018

Dear Maya,

Am very grateful. I appreciate so much what you mentioned. Yes, our "Together we succeed" strategy gives me the hope that when we work together towards the same goal we will succeed. I hope raise finances to complete the Shelter. Without which girls problems and lack of access to Education will continue to exist.

Thanks a lot and warm regards,

Rosemary.

Jane Frances Mufua
Oct 15, 2018
Oct 15, 2018

Dear Rosemany,

I am moved by the good work you do. Helping to empower young girls is best thing that could be done to secure a better future not only for them but for generations to come. Keep up Sister

rosemary_ntoipo
Oct 22, 2018
Oct 22, 2018

Thank you so much. Yes, if the pace is set, it will be possible to secure a better future for them and generations to come.

Thanks a lot and with regards,

Rosemary.

Olubee
Nov 03, 2018
Nov 03, 2018

Hello Rosemary,What a good work you are doing.God bless you and send help to you .so that the house can be complete and Girls be saved from forced and early marriage.What what is going on with the giel child mostly in Africa,we women that are educated and has attain a level of security needs to do a lot for the girl child, to protect them.

 with love from Nigeria,

Bukola

rosemary_ntoipo
Nov 05, 2018
Nov 05, 2018

Dear Olubee,

Thanks a lot. Glory be to God. I hope to get help to support them and have them protected. Am very happy to connect with you Olubee. Absolutely, like you mentioned women who are educated and have security need to help protect girls.

Again, thanks a lot.

With very warm regards and lots of love from Tanzania,

Rosemary.