Many of the girls who stay at the safe houses have big and impressive ambitions. We actively encourage this – after all, gender equality is something we believe in and want those around us to help champion. Further education in Tanzania can be very costly, and traditional beliefs around the role of women in the home, mean girls are not always encouraged or confident enough to pursue the career of their dreams.

Up until the age of 18, we ensure girls at the safe houses are in full time education or vocational training. This helps to pave the way for further education, should that be the direction in which they wish to move. To support this, sponsorship is a way of taking the block of education fees out of the picture, and empowering girls and young women.

We wish to thank everyone who is already sponsoring a girl at Hope for Girls and Women, we are happy to feature some of them here.

If you have any questions about sponsorship, you can drop us a line at sponsorship.hgwt@gmail.com.

Rehema

Age: 18
Village: Gusuhi
School: Mugumu Secondary School
Class: Completed Form IV
Ambition: I want to start my Pharmaceutical studies in March and become a Pharmacist. I appreciate the support to make this happen.

Sponsored by a FAWCO member


Rosie

Age: 13
Village: Gusuhi
School: Twibhoki Primary School
Class: VI
Ambition: One day I would love to be a doctor – to help others around me. Thank you!

Sponsored by Giselle Portenier


Rhobi

Age: 13
Village: Ngalawani
School: Twibhoki Primary School
Class: VI
Ambition: I wish to become a Doctor – thank you for helping reach for this dream.

Sponsored by Tommy and Jean


Amina

Age: 18
Village: Nyamoko
School: Geita Adventist Secondary School
Class: Form VI
Ambition: I want to empower myself and others by becoming a lawyer. Thank you!

Sponsored by Maren


Neema

Age: 14
Village: Ngarawani
School: Little Flower Primary School
Class: VII
Ambition: I wish to become a Lawyer and appreciate the sponsorship to help me achieve this.

Sponsored by Giselle Portenier and Chris


Suzan

Age: 16
Village: Nyichoka
School: Twibhoki Primary School
Class: Form I
Ambition: I hope to become a pilot one day! Thank you for helping me to get closer to achieving this.

Sponsored by Roseen


Jackline

Age: 18
Village: Serengeti
School: More Than a Drop
Class: College
Ambition: I would love to learn to be a Chef. Thank you for supporting me with this dream.

Sponsored by Nomad


Lucy

Age: 19
Village: Tarime
School: More Than a Drop
Class: College
Ambition: I am excited about training to become a chef. Thank you!

Sponsored by Nomad


Tatu

Age: 18
Village: Serengeti
School: More Than a Drop
Class: College
Ambition: Thank you for supporting my dream of being a chef on day.

Sponsored by Nomad


If you are interested in sponsoring a girl’s education, you can find out more about our current requirements here.