It Starts with Education
Our inspiration is in the facts:
In sub-Saharan Africa, 24 million girls can't afford to go to school.
A girl may marry as young as 13.
A girl has one in 22 chances of dying during childbirth.
One in six of her children will die before the age of five.
Research shows that if you educate a girl:
She'll earn up to 25 percent more.
She will reinvest 90 percent of that income in her family.
She will be three times less likely to contract HIV/AIDS.
- She will have fewer and healthier children who are 40 percent more likely to live past the age of five.
Imagine a place where equality really does exist. Imagine a place where girls can excel in education and be valued members of society. Imagine a place where women can apply their knowledge and skills to stop the cycle of poverty from continuing. That is our vision for Tanzanian’s girls.
Our mission is to empower young girls and women through education, training, and micro-finance projects; to improve their livelihoods and achieve poverty reduction.
There are four main ways in which the Flaviana Matata Foundation seeks to help young girls to achieve a brighter future.
Sponsor a Girl-Child: FMF provides school fees, stationery kits, uniforms and support to girls from the primary schooling level right up to college and further educational studies.
School Infrastructure: FMF improves learning environments by building and renovation school infrastructure such as classrooms, toilets, and offices. .
Training Grants: FMF offers training and small grants to women that can help them establish their own small businesses and cooperatives.
Empowerment Programs: FMF conducts seminars and workshops in ‘Life Skills' to ensure that girls and women are exposed, engaged and empowered to become leaders who can bring about positive changes to their communities.
We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the following organizations for their support in helping us improve the quality of education in Tanzania.