Amani Girls Home – Mwanza, Tanzania
Girls are particularly vulnerable in Tanzania. Faced with limited access to education and significant barriers to success, girls too often migrate to the streets, foraging a harsh existence with little to no resources. The HIV/AIDS pandemic, poverty, and negative attitudes toward empowering girls from their early ages have a direct impact on this situation. In order to succeed, these girls must combat traditional social constraints and discrimination that prevails in every sphere – education, nutrition, healthcare, freedom of movement, socio-economical empowerment and basic rights of girls and women.
Amani Girls Home (AGH) aims to be an integral instrument in reducing these barriers by supporting girl’s access to education, empowering their families economically and socially, and advocating for and sensitizing communities about the vital importance of a child’s rights. They support orphan girls directly and work with vulnerable girls and their caregivers through in-home and community-based environments.
The Better Way Foundation has supported AGH’s mission to enhance accessibility and increase performance of vulnerable girls in pre-primary schools. They operate in six wards which are located in Ilemela and Nyamagana districts in Mwanza region, providing feeding programs, basic necessities for life and school, pre-primary programs for orphans, in-home education and parent training for vulnerable girls, and micro-finance programming for women to support their children’s education and home life.
About Amani Girls Home