“That night I stayed with a neighbour, and the following morning I started a painful journey home [to my mother’s] with my two daughters.
“Investing in them is an opportunity that should not be missed at whatever cost.” But there are many challenges to ensuring that every girl in the country can realize her full potential.
Girls who marry or become pregnant are much less likely to stay in school.
And nationally, approximately 39 per cent of Tanzanian girls have become pregnant by age 19, and 37 per cent have married.
Apart from Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, a multitude of other social networks are growing in popularity and have the potential to draw new users online.
SHINYANGA, Tanzania – Unlike 95 per cent of girls her age in Tanzania’s Shinyanga region, at 17, Rahuba Kenedy was enrolled in secondary school – and excelling academically.