In Tanzania, selection of pupils from primary schools to enter secondary education is very competitive. Girls’ performance is lower than that of boys due to the extra household duties girls are expected to complete, which deny them time to concentrate on studies. The government introduced a policy of favouring girls in selection for secondary schools, but it is being sabotaged by parents who bribe teachers with cattle to ensure girls do not continue their education. As a result, women’s illiteracy rates remain high.
The Diocese of Mara, Anglican Church of Tanzania, is determined to address these issues and has built a secondary boarding school for girls in the town of Bunda in the country’s north. Anglican Aid has partnered with the project with funds totalling AU$603,000 over three years. However, for the school to be sustainable, eventually parents will be expected to pay reasonable school fees.
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- Pray that a generation of girls might be empowered through education for leadership and discipleship.
- Give thanks for the continued building work. As at October 2016 Dormitory 4 is being finished. Good progress is being made on staff accommodation and the dining hall has been delayed due to lack of water. The outside toilets have commenced with the septic tanks being dug.
- Pray for water to be supplied as the lack of water id delaying some building work. Pray that that the dormitory is completed ready for 2017.
- Pray for all staff to model Christlike behaviour to all girls.