Improving Girls’ livelihood and Empowering them through Education

What is the injustice we are solving?
Well I am thinking of changing such attitude of many national development frameworks which have failed to recognize the value of girls having educated and had never been into peaceful livelihood ever. This change may improve their livelihood and stand on their own against discrimination this girl’s face in their lives. The individual change would make the Families, Policy Makers appreciate them as valuable resources for their country’s development in which in many communities its an advantage that; many girls are taken out of school, married at an early age, or have their first sexual encounter, often coerced or tricked as well as being mislead to the later or future life and have no peace in their lives.
The main objectives/goals
1. Improved effectiveness and recognition Girls Education and value.
2. Greater visibility and effectiveness of Policy maker’s efforts on Girls Education
3. Increased capacity and effectiveness of Civil Society in Girls Education as well as accountability and service delivery, and advocate for the best of Girls Education.
4. Increased Community access to more diverse sources and types of information for Girls Education.
The Audiences
The Project would be to reach about and or more than 20000 Girls in 5 Secondary Schools; through the following:-
(1) Girls’ participation through their Peers; leaders identified.
(2) Establishing if not available; Girls only Clubs and leadership training; with education services, and life skills
(3) Empowering Girls to think on their own toward marriage because of their economic status and ability to make their own decisions.
The detailed strategy
This Study is required at this time and in this location; as being useful as it had been identified by the MDGs Goals of Reaching the (Marginalized and Disadvantaged Girls) as well as to achieve the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals at this level of priority given to marginalized groups in the UN Framework of plans, and also now going to the SDG’s* through to action2015 and the extent of opportunities in which specific strategies are foreseen for these groups, such as in the EFA Goals. The purpose of this contribution is therefore to identify policy trends and concerns as reflected in education plans, not to assess their implementation. There are chronic socio-economic problems, particularly food insecurity owing to annual cycles of drought and flooding; thus, young girls and women migrate regularly to other areas in search of better livelihood opportunities (However, I presume that; the Community should adopt to this:- “A WOMAN is a SISTER to a man, a DAUGHTER to a man, a FRIEND, a WIFE, and every man has a MOTHER.” ) SDG’s* Sustainable Development Goals

The organization and its members are working toward supporting the audience of the Barabaig Pastoralist and Hunter Gatherers communities in Tanzania for more than two decades, these are the pastoralists and Hunter Gatherers who are at a crisis point in their history. They are experiencing pressures from outside forces which are causing them to become poorer and poorer. They are in competition with wildlife, large-scale farmers and business people for their land. People’s traditional way of life is being forced to change by these outside forces. Their Health Status is also at stake and that’s why we are trying to make sure of being aware of such diseases.TB and HIV/AIDS and Malaria at large. (Therefore Elimination of TB and AIDS and hence “Creating a Generation Free of TB and HIV/AIDS”) these are among the issues to be addressed; Raising Community awareness over the Health and Educational Rights through training on the Tanzania Health Policy and support and opportunities as found within the Country and outside the country.








Our Compassionate Solution
To solve this injustice of
A girl child education and peacefull livelihood is not valued
we will address
Lack of education in the community which cause them to still believe on the poor traditions and cultural practises that opress the girls right to attend schools which then results to increase that feeling of inferiority among girls.
by
Running workshop in the school and the community with the help and support from the teachers and the village leaders.
Our Plan
Our Project Goals
Conducting workshop in the community with the purpose of educating them and make them aware of the injustice above
we will conduct workshop at Nowu secondary school to create girls only clubs where they can be able to share their ideas and have them educated and become aware of their selfworth
We will increase my / our compassion by...
We noticed that girls children education and peacefull livelihood is not valued,therefore we decided to reach out to the community and the schools with the help and support from teachers and the community members that are aware of it and with the support from PEACE FIRST members we can make this injustice perish because we believe in the worth and dignity of a girl child.
How will you show courage?
We take and sacrifice our time and humanity to stand for the girls that have always been oppressed though the community was just quite.
How will you collaborate with others?
We will collaborate with the teachers from Nowu secondary school and the village chairperson to make this injustice disappear in our community,and until now the organisation we can cooperate with are GEHANDU YOUTH and NIIMAR IRAQW both in our particular local area.
How will you know you are moving in the right direction?
In every workshop we run with the comunity members we will take a attendance list of the people who came and in the next workshop we will check the progress of attendance if we find it increased then we will know that the community is supporting our hustles and this is one of our success.

Plus we will have some questionnaires in the closing of workshop day to access the progress of workshop itself.
Create a list of key steps you will take
we will write to the Nowu secondary school administration asking for a chance to go their school and ask for assistance from the school to have conversation with girls only to form their clubs to educate them on the matters concerning their livelihood.
Nicodemus Siayi A.

April 02, 2018

We are very much interested to accomplish this Project and would need your support as you had the Coordinating team from our side with Kelly.The deadline was being interrupted by the Easter celebration and we awere away from our Offices and work.Thank you
Amani A.

April 02, 2018

Thanks for reaching out, Nicodemus! I have reached out to Kelly on Friday requesting some documents. I would appreciate if I can receive them. Thank you!
Amani A.

March 20, 2018

Hi Kelly, thanks for joining Peace First community!

As part of the process of completing peacemaking projects, Peace First staff give formal feedback on important steps of your project. One of those steps is the compassionate insight.

I will ask you a few questions to guide you through your project implementation; what is exactly the issue that you want to solve in your community? Because all the issues you shared in your project come under discrimination against the girl. Is this the issue that you want to solve?

We usually guide the young people to be particular about the issue that they want to solve in their community. So, I would encourage you to spend more time to identify a specific injustice that you want to solve - you can use our Choose toolkit here: https://www.peacefirst.org/resource/choose-4-injustice-versus-inconvenience

Then, please make sure to re-write your compassionate insight and make it as clear as you can, so that other Peace First members would understand it better! You can use the compassionate tool here: https://www.peacefirst.org/resource/understand-4-compassionate-insight

I noticed that you requested a mini-grant, but I would encourage you to work a little bit on re-writing your compassionate insight and submit your "Project Plan" through your dashboard. Thanks again for sharing your project with Peace First members, and we are looking forward to your next steps of the project!

Please let us know if you need any help with this!
Nicodemus Siayi A.

March 17, 2018

Well now you had the Coordinator for the Project on the way to work with you directly.I hope you will come with great move on this project which is now own by young peole ad I would be ready to mentor them effectively -Thank you
kelly s.

March 15, 2018

Hi Fish s-yes i have just joined the dashboard and here comes me the coordinator of the project improving girls livelihood and empowering them through education as the director of the organization Nicodemus just sayed we are so much interested with the objectives he just mentioned and we expect your great support in this thank you
Fish S.

March 19, 2018

Kelly, that's great news. Look forward to hearing more about your work on this project and seeing how we can help!
Nicodemus Siayi A.

March 08, 2018

This seems that I don not write down the project and Mini-grant.I wrote the Mini Grant and sent it through.This to much for me.It is not yet known if the Mini Grant will be enough for the project.What else should we do do.?
Amani A.

March 09, 2018

Thanks, Nicodemus! I just replied to Kelly and you through email. Thanks!
Nicodemus Siayi A.

March 10, 2018

Could you please put your correspondence within our dashboard.Thank you
Amani A.

March 13, 2018

Thank you, Nicodemus! Could you please ask kelly to join our platform because my understanding is that kelly is the one who is leading the implementation of the project.
Amani A.

March 07, 2018

Hi Nicodemus, I just sent you an email regarding the mini-grant. Please write me back!

I look forward to hearing from you.
Amani A.

March 02, 2018

Thanks again for sharing your project, Nicodemus!

This sounds a big project; I liked that you shared the goals/objectives of the project and you were able to identify the number of schools/girls that would benefit from this project. I also liked how you linked Girl education with the MDGs Goals.

As part of the process of completing peacemaking projects, Peace First staff give formal feedback on important steps of the project. One of those steps is the compassionate insight.

My understanding is that you are trying to solve the issue of girl's education or you are trying to get the support from the community on different levels to support girls having access to education, right? If this is the issue that you are trying to solve, then I would encourage you to work a little bit around the compassionate insight and make it as clear as you can so that other Peace First members would understand it better.

Also, I am still not sure about the solution that you came up with.

I would strongly encourage you to spend some time working on understanding the injustice that you are trying to solve and the root causes of this injustice. It would be useful talk to other people in your community and try to understand their perspective of girl's education or other people who are trying to solve the same justice or/and people who are already working to solve this injustice. This will enrich your project in lots of ways! Also, use the problem and solution tree to discover the root causes and consequences of your chosen injustice and it will guide you to more solutions. Here are some resources on how to do that: https://www.peacefirst.org/understand-through-compassion

I noticed that you requested a mini-grant, but I would encourage you to work a little bit on re-writing your compassionate insight and make sure to submit your Project Plan. Thanks again for sharing your project with Peace First members, and we are looking forward to your next steps of the project!

Please let us know if you need any help with this!
Amani A.

December 28, 2017

Nicodemus, these are very interesting and precise objectives! What are the locations of the 5 Secondary Schools; in one region or several regions in Tanzania?
kelly s.

March 15, 2018

Hi Amani,in 2017 we had two schools Gehandu secondary school and Chief Sarwatt secondary school in MBULU district but in 2018 we have succeeded to go to Arusha,karatu and Ganako
Thank you
kelly s.

March 15, 2018

Hi Amani,in 2017 we had two schools Gehandu secondary school and Chief Sarwatt secondary school and Nowu in MBULU district but in 2018 we have succeeded to go to Arusha,karatu and Ganako
Thank you
Amani A.

March 20, 2018

Thanks for joining our Peace First community, Kelly! Thanks for sharing last year achievement. So, what's the next steps? Please make sure to add your project plan.

Please let me know how can I help.
Fish S.

December 11, 2017

Hi Nicodemus - what a powerful problem you identified. I love the alignment with the UN SDGs and the recognition that peer-to-peer outreach would be most successful.

Are young people leading this project? If so, we can provide mentoring and grants to them. If not, we'd be happy to help you think about how you can involve young girls in leading this work.
RaulPF C.

December 11, 2017

Thanks for posting your project! Can you tell us the roles that young people are playing in this project?
kelly s.

March 15, 2018

Hi Raul-i have just joined the dashboard the roles of young people here is to stand us motivation and the key inspiration to those who are being suppressed by early marriege and those from the societies that are left behind if they see their young fellows in good situation they will be very interested in addition to this one young people we are good in leading or when come across our young fellows and as my self I like working upon this project since one among the societies where the value of a girl child is not considered is my society so i got the spirit of working upon it so that I change my society
Thank you
RaulPF C.

March 19, 2018

Thanks for the additional details!