Your support provides us the opportunity to create a safe haven for the rescued girls to receive education, medical attention and care, and life skills training.
MGRC provides a safe haven for some of the most at-risk girls in the world, coming from one of the poorest districts in Tanzania.
Maasai girls face severe challenges to stay in school and build a better life. They must overcome risks like malnutrition, disease (malaria, HIV/AIDS), heavy work load, animal attacks, molestation, the sex trade, prostitution, forced FGM and early-marriage. Less than 25% of girls in the area are able to attend secondary school, and pregnancies among 6th-8th grade girls are very common. When Maasai girls attend secondary and post-secondary schools, they break their cycle of poverty and abuse. It means they can become independent with a vocational course of action or proceed onto higher education. Your donation will give a Maasai girl choices for the first time in her life.
At MGRC, our counselors provide mentoring in assertiveness, life skills, and study habits. Counselling is provided for their families to encourage parents to support their girls' education. A tutoring and study program assists the older children who have little or no education to catch up on the basic skills necessary to compete in the job market. English, Swahili, math, money management, and computer skills are the initial focus for these children.
Education is a cornerstone of our work at the rescue center. Our mission is to adopt the most at-risk girls – victims of abuse, poverty and starvation – and give them a foundation for a new life. We believe that education is a way to break this cycle of abuse and poverty.
We provide classes for girls who are pregnant to help them keep up with the school curriculum and be able to graduate with the other girls in her age group. Business training is provided at MGRC to help the girls become self-sustaining, to develop the skills to build a better future for themselves, their families, and their villages.
100% of your donation goes directly to the care of the girls.