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.
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.
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.
We invite you to work with us to make a difference in a girl’s life by sponsoring her. You will receive photos of the girl throughout the year with corresponding information on the progress that she is undergoing and most of all, you can exchange letters with her.
The MGRC sponsorship program has been established where Donors can become Sponsors of one or more children at the Center.
To become a Sponsor requires a commitment because we are essentially adopting the girl. As a sponsors you are providing, as a minimum, for the basic living, clothing and schooling costs of the child up until the age of 18. Children will become available for sponsorship in the order that they joined the Organization to ensure that the children are treated as fairly as possible. Rescued Maasai girls seeking sponsors
The direct costs for taking care of one girl is about $130 per month. A monthly $30 sponsorship is 23% of the total cost for one rescued girl. That cost breakdown is shown on you on our budget page, and does not include any overhead or fundraising expenses.
100% of your donation goes directly to the care of a rescued girl.
Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the world, gain new experiences and training, see new career possibilities, do something different, get away from the normal grind, be adventurous, share your faith, or have you always had a secret desire to see Africa? We can help you achieve any and all of those goals.
The Maasai Girls Rescue Center (MGRC) is located in the beautiful, East African village of Longido, Tanzania. The MGRC is a registered Non-government Organization (NGO) in Tanzania and is affiliated with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in the US. We care for the poorest of the Maasai girls from Longido district and those Maasai girls who are running away from their families due to forced early marriage and or FGM.
We need all kinds of talents, from painting, teaching, building, pre-natal and post natal education, and life skills such as cooking, sewing, etc.
You can volunteer for up to one month. A one to two week stay is recommended. After all, this is Africa and it will require a lot of adjustment on your part. (To volunteer for longer than one month will require evaluation and approval from the MGRC directors.)
All volunteers over the age of 18 are required to purchase a volunteer visa, regardless of their length of stay, unless you have been otherwise instructed by the volunteer coordinator. The volunteer Visa will cost $200 to $250, depending on where you are coming from. After you have applied to volunteer at MGRC and have received permission from our volunteer coordinator to plan your trip and come, you will receive additional instructions about getting your volunteer visa.
Fundraiser begins February 2021!
We have outgrown our current rental facility and are planning to purchase land of our own, to build our facilities that better aligns with our mission and vision, and allows for expansion of our sustainability projects.
The new center will include living quarters for approximately 100 young girls, a pre-school, vocational training area, dining hall, volunteer living quarters, livestock barns and gardens for sustainable farming.
2020 Fundraiser has ended.
2020 Fundraiser has ended.