PROJECTS & PROGRAMS

Hakuna Wasichoweza (Girls Empowerment)

OVERVIEW

The Hakuna Wasichoweza (Girls Empowerment) project aimed to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) conditions especially among girls in Lind Region.

The main objective of the project was to support young girls of school going age and those out of school through:

  • Improved school attendance
  • Improved reproductive health
  • It was funded by Vodacom Tanzania Foundation.

The project involved the development and execution of behavior change communication (SBCC) messages; monitoring of indicators, sustainable provision of low cost sanitary pads, advocacy and awareness campaigns to break the silence on menstrual hygiene management and related challenges.

Intervention Areas

  • Reproductive Health
  • Menstrual Hygiene
DONORS
United States Agency for International Development and Vodacom Foundation
PRIME PARTNER/S
T-MARC Tanzania
GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS
Lindi and Mtwara Regions
TARGET AUDIENCE
Young girls in and out of school
TIMEFRAME
2012 – 2017

KEY RESULTS

5,784
in-school girls reached
811
educations sessions were conducted
16,024
free sanitary pads distributed to eligible girls
41
schools reached with menstrual hygiene management educational messages


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