TANZANIA: One Day at a Time

rosemary_ntoipo
Posted April 4, 2017 from Tanzania
Girls need education support- Protection, encouragement and empowerment to access and complete their education for a strong and an empowered future woman

It all started as a small joke. People gathered to listen to a story of a girl who had decided to elope with a track driver who had offered to give her a ride to many interesting places. The mother had been looking for her for several days and as she walks past a group of men standing waiting to unload the arriving tracks, she heard one of them telling of the story of a girl.

Her attention shifted to the group and decided to ask them. From the description of one of the men who saw her, this was real. It was her young daughter. It was to take several days before the track comes back. The mother prayed every day for God to protect her daughter.

When she returned she refused to go back to school. The mother and many of her friends and family tried all they could to convince her but in vain. She eventually ran away from home with a different young man. When she resurfaced she was already pregnant. Life changed and today she talks of how she failed herself and parents by not heading to their advice.

She has therefore decided to volunteer in training young girls not to be lured into such traps for she found out that education helps a lot. Most of her age mates are working and earning. This is what some of the girls especially from the urban setup go through. She was counseled to give her hope and today nothing prevents her from moving on and making her life better.

Through my training girls and women are helping others understand the need of protecting themselves.

Today, she says 'she lives one day at a time'

How to Get Involved

-Help me train girls and women on life skills OR

-Sponsor some needy girls OR

-Provide support material to help keep girls in school OR

-Support/ empower our women to start micro-business

 

contact us -info.gepantanzania.org

This post was submitted in response to Moments of Hope.

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jlanghus
Apr 04, 2017
Apr 04, 2017

Hi Rosemary. Thanks for sharing your story. Yes, this is a sad story, but I hope she is determined to make a better future for herself. Keep living and breathing your passion:-) Let us know how we can help.

rosemary_ntoipo
Apr 27, 2017
Apr 27, 2017

Hi jlanghus,

Thanks so much too. Am very grateful. Yes, she is determined to make her future life better. You can help me start a micro business or to economically empower women. Please, let me know what kind of support you can offer. I appreciate so much and hope you'll get in-touch again. Again, am sorry for the delay in response to the same.

With very warm regards,

Rosemary

jlanghus
Apr 28, 2017
Apr 28, 2017

You're welcome:) You can private message me if you like, and we can brainstorm to see what comes up? No problem on the delay. Have a good one.

WorldCare
Apr 04, 2017
Apr 04, 2017

Dear Rosemary, you are very wise to see the problems with the young girls going their own way! These girls DO need education and protection. I am so impressed that you have started a training for these purposes. Thank you for sharing this story. I wish you the best as you continue to improve your community and the lives of the females.

rosemary_ntoipo
Apr 27, 2017
Apr 27, 2017

Dear WorldCare,

Thanks a lot. Am very grateful and apologize for my late response to the same. Yes, the girls need education and protection without these two their lives will be miserable. Am happy that you are impressed by my training girls. This gives me hope that someday they will make. Am a volunteer trainer. You can join me in training them some day whenever you can if this is okay with you. Please, let me know.

Very warm regards.

Rosemary.

WorldCare
Apr 27, 2017
Apr 27, 2017

Hi again Rosemary, 

I'm glad you could read my note to you. I feel proud of you! I can close my eyes and pretend that I am there watching you in your special work! I don't travel that far anymore. My best to you. Keep it up!

Love,

WorldCare