I’m reaching out to you in order to introduce Binti Foundation and to familiarize you to our programming which we believe is of great benefit to our adolescent girls and young women.
Our program interventions focus on empowering girls and young women through education which a specific focus on girls school attendance and retention, non-formal health education, entrepreneurship and vocational training aimed at preparing adolescent children and young women for life beyond the classroom.
Adolescent girls and young women are a significant part of the next generation of global economic and social actors, but young women and adolescent girls do have the same opportunities as young men to access jobs, gain financial independence and become productive members of society. Helping girls and young women to stay in school, avoid early pregnancy and marriage, gain productive skills, build capital assets, and find jobs are critical interventions to improve their life chances.
We are appealing to individual contributors, corporate contributors and grant organizations to raise awareness of our mission and help further our goal of providing the gift of education, life skills development and entrepreneurship training to millions of Tanzania girls and young women. We look forward to partners who will provide us with generous financial and organizational support, enabling us to fulfill our vision and mission.
Founder & CEO
Adolescent girls, and especially those at the verge of adulthood, face many challenges. They are discriminated against as females, they are exposed to sexual abuse, female genital mutilation, early marriage and consequently face diminished opportunities and choices. They are often poorly educated which in many occasions exposes them to serious health risks.
The girl child needs protection. She is susceptible to attach from many angles, in the home, school, among groups, anywhere at all; she is a target. She needs sound education. If she understands her rights and privileges, it will help her not to be a tool in the hand of people. She needs to understand life development skills and more opportunities will be made available to her.
H.E Samia Suluhu Hassan,
Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania
WHO WE ARE
Binti Foundation is a non-governmental organization that compliments government efforts to improve the learning environment of adolescent children and non-formal education for young women in health life skills and entrepreneurship training.
We work with adolescent children and young women from challenged backgrounds across the country both in rural and urban areas through a practical initiative to promote education for all. Our programs target adolescent children between 10-18 years and young women between 18-35 years.
A society where every adolescent child and young woman is educated, healthy, successful and free to exercise their rights.
To empower adolescent children and young women to reach their fullest potential through education, vocational training and life skills development.
OUR FOCUS AREAS
Our programs are built upon 3 key focus areas:
Promoting girls’ advancement, school attendance and retention-with a specific focus on girls.
Age appropriate sexual and reproductive health.
Life skills development and entrepreneurship
Preparing adolescent children and young women for life beyond the classroom.
OUR CORE VALUES
Binti Foundation recognizes the following core values which reflect our character as an organization and commitment to improving the quality of everything everything we do for children, youth and young women.
We aim to live to the highest standards of personal honesty and behavior; we never compromise our reputation and always act in the best interests of children, youth and young women.
We respect and value each other and work with partners to protect and promote the best interests and welfare of children, youth and young women.
We take personal responsibility for our work and strive to achieve measurable results, being accountable to supporters, partners and, most of all children, youth and young women.
We are open to fresh ideas, constructive criticism, embrace change, and take disciplined risks to develop sustainable solutions for and with children, youth and young women.
Dedication and openness
We are committed to openness, transparency in every area of our operations – governance, financial, partnerships, dealing with government and with our associates and always act in the best interest of children, youth and young women.
HOW WE WORK
We work with children from challenged backgrounds who cannot afford indirect costs associated with primary school learning such as disposable menstrual products, school uniforms, shoes and other essential school supplies.
We work with schools and other community settings and in close cooperation with district education authorities and health centers.
The schools we currently work with are Kumbukumbu, Hananasifu, Mwananyamala Kisiwani and Msasani primary schools in Kinondoni District, Dar es Salaam.
Binti Foundation – Sponsor a Child to Learn – beneficiaries
We support the formation of Binti Clubs (BC), a deliberate attempt to provide an enabling environment for boys and girls, whether in school or other community settings, to gather, express themselves, acquire new knowledge, share their problems and find common solution with their peers.
We provide non-formal business development support services designed to facilitate the expansion of local young women-led micro-entrepreneurship.
We train young women in Textile and crafts, mining, agriculture and service industries to take advantage of the resources and opportunities around them for their own development.