In Tanzania, young women who become pregnant while at school are often unable to continue their studies. Seeing a need for these young mothers to have an opportunity to continue their education and acquire employable skills, Tanzanian-founded NGO TEKUA started a program to enable young mothers to complete a two-year secondary school program and support them as they take their national exams. Worldview collaborates with TEKUA to support these young women through their education. Worldview provides each Girls Empowerment student with full sponsorship, including school fees for the two years, transportation, breakfast and lunch during school hours, school fees for vocational training programs, medical care, and milk for their children.

Upon passing these students receive secondary school certificates and can continue further studies so that they can go on to gain professional skills and later employment. In addition to their regular studies the girls learn how to advocate for the right of education for women, how to take care of their children and families and how to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS.

Prospective students are interviewed and selected by program director Pendo Mlingi. The program is funded by a grant from the Chauncey and Marion Deering McCormick Foundation. Thank you Nancy McCormick for your continued support of this important program.