We are excited to have launched the GIRLS Inspire project in Tanzania today!
Hosted by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training – Government of Tanzania, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), the Institute of Adult Education (IAE), Kiota Women Health and Development (KIWOHEDE) and Small Industries Development Organization (SIDO), the launch commemorates the GIRLS Inspire project to empower women and girls in Tanzania and end the cycle of child, early and forced marriage (CEFM).
Funded by the Government of Canada through the Global Affairs Canada (GAC) office, COL is working with IAE, KIWOHEDE and SIDO to raise awareness amongst community members about the harmful impact of CEFM and the benefits of girls’ education, to deliver life and vocational skills training and open schooling to girls and women, and to link girls and women to employment opportunities for economic empowerment.
Throughout this week, Mrs. Frances Ferreira, COL’s Senior Advisor – Women and Girls, facilitated workshops with the project teams in Dar es Salaam to build institutional capacity on monitoring & evaluation (M&E), communications, social media and gender policy.
GIRLS Inspire is a project implemented by the Commonwealth of Learning across five different countries – India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Mozambique and Tanzania.
View the photos of today’s launch here: