In the rural districts where CAMFED Tanzania operates, young women gathered together to march for women’s rights, to raise awareness about the returns on investing in girls’ education and to showcase their economic leadership.
Handeni District celebrated the graduation of a cohort of female mechanical engineers (pictured below) and electrical engineers (pictured right) from the lFolk Development College (FDC). They are some of the first young women from their communities to train in these disciplines, proudly dismantling ingrained gender stereotypes.
Across that district and others, including Morogoro, Kilosa, Gairo, Ifakara, Kilombero, Kibaha, Chalinze, Rufiji, Kibiti, Kilolo, Iringa and Pangani, many other CAMFED Association members displayed goods from their growing businesses. These included cooking oil, maize flour, baked goods, chalks, bags, clothes and soap made by young women to earn an income and save towards their future goals.