Girls Empowerment

Fatima attends secondary school in Mwasauya, Sinigda, Tanzania with other young girls and boys. She gets up every morning at 5 a.m., does simple household chores, and eats a small breakfast. Then she sets off for school - it takes her an hour. As a girl in Tanzania, Fatima would be more likely to be married off before the age of 18 than to attend secondary school. Tanzania has one of the highest child marriage rates in the world at 37%. Every year, up to 8,000 girls in Tanzania drop out of school due to early marriage or pregnancy. However, [...]

Girls Empowerment2023-06-05T12:22:56+02:00

Upendo Home Annual Report 2022

Annual Report Upendo Home 2022 (in German) The Upendo Home was founded in 2008 and is currently home to 27 children and young people aged 9 to 23. Furthermore, 15 youths and young adults are supported in financing an education or training or in starting a career. The Upendo home has three goals: CATCHING: providing a safe place (physically and emotionally) STRENGTHEN: to train and develop skills GIVE PERSPECTIVE: Provide psychological support and hope. You can find out how these goals are being worked on in our annual report (in German). Enjoy browsing and reading through it!

Upendo Home Annual Report 20222023-04-03T09:26:53+02:00

Bachelor degree for Naomi

To start the new year, we have nice news from Singida and the Upendo Home. At the end of last year, Naomi graduated as the second student from Upendo Home. We are very proud of her and wish her all the best for the future! The director of Upendo Home, Afesso, tells us a little more about Naomi: We are all proud of Naomi for being our second girl from UH to reach university level. When Naomi was a young girl, her parents separate after many fights, and Naomi was left to live with her alcoholic father who was not [...]

Bachelor degree for Naomi2023-01-12T12:06:36+01:00

Fireside chat and visit of the ambassador

There was a lot going on on November 9. In the evening, the much-heralded fireside chat took place. Together with the guests, many long-time supporters of Salzburg-Singida, and some new faces, we spent a nice evening at Gasthof Maria Plain. We reported about our projects in Singida - first of all about the girls' dormitory - and told about our Signida trip in August 2022. Afterward, there was time for a cozy get-together and exchange. In addition to many esteemed guests, the new Tanzanian ambassador in Vienna, Celestine Joseph Mushy, visited us in Salzburg for the first time. To strengthen the [...]

Fireside chat and visit of the ambassador2022-11-18T09:34:24+01:00

100.000€ from the promotion of girls in Singida

With the construction of a girls' dormitory, the regional cooperation wants to increase the chance that girls in Singida attend a higher school. The state of Salzburg is supporting the construction of a dormitory for schoolgirls with 100.000€, enabling them to attend school. The remaining funds must be financed through donations. Donate now "It is more likely that a girl [in Tanzania] will be married off before she turns 18 than that she will go to secondary school. Girls are more likely than boys to have to cook, clean, fetch water or collect firewood at home. There is less time [...]

100.000€ from the promotion of girls in Singida2022-10-28T16:30:25+02:00

Singida News 2022

Singida News 2022 (German) "We have a success to report! A few days ago, the Salzburg regional government pledged funding for a girls' dormitory at the secondary school in Mwasauya in the Singida region. This is an additional project to the regional cooperation Salzburg - Singida and is particularly close to our hearts, because it further strengthens the promotion of girls." reports Dieter Rachbauer in the Singida News 2022. Furthermore you can find a travel report and news from the Upendo Home here: Singida News 2022 (German) You are welcome to order printed copies for distribution from us:

Singida News 20222022-11-03T12:38:39+01:00

7 days in Singida

From visiting the Regional Commissioner and the Mayor of Singida to the Maasai private school and the street children's home (Upendo Home) to health stations and the women of the chicken breeding project. This and so much more was the board trip in August 2022 with our chairwoman Martina Berthold and board members Anna Schiester and Johanna Schnellinger. Together with the team of Salzburg-Singida and the Tanzanian partner organization CIP (Community Initiative Promotion), we visited the projects in the Singida region. During the trip we talked with participants, visited Upendo Home, and political relations were deepened. It was an intensive [...]

7 days in Singida2022-10-11T10:42:50+02:00

Improving access to education for girls

In Tanzania, it is particularly difficult for girls to complete high school. 97% of children in Tanzania attend elementary school, and nearly 80 percent complete it. In secondary school, however, the gap between boys and girls widens and fewer girls pass the final exams. There are many reasons for this: Culturally and religiously influenced the image of the role of women and girls. Especially in poor households and households with many children, boys are given more support for their education. Girls have to help in the household and there is less time for learning. Early pregnancies and marriage: In Tanzania, [...]

Improving access to education for girls2022-07-11T09:03:24+02:00

Sign language training for parents at Tumaini school

Have you heard about Tumaini School in the Singida region of Tanzania? The Tumaini School is a state school for the deaf and currently teaches 84 children, 50 boys, and 34 girls. Since 2004 Salzburg-Singida supports the Tumaini School. Recently there was sign language training for parents. Many parents of deaf children do not know sign language and have limited ability to communicate with their children. Salzburg - Singida is again sponsoring courses for the parents. They learn to read sign language and express basic and everyday information. At the end of the training, participants receive a certificate and a [...]

Sign language training for parents at Tumaini school2022-05-19T14:11:13+02:00

Upendo Home Report 2021

Curious about what's going on at the Upendo Home? The Upendo Home was established in 2008 and has accompanied many children during this time. Now 43 children are supported by the Upendo Home and recently the first student graduated from university. Mariam was the first student of Upendo Home to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in education. In 2009, she came to Upendo Home after she fled to the streets as her mother could no longer take care of her. At Upendo Home, she started elementary school and showed a lot of interest in her classes. She stood out with [...]

Upendo Home Report 20212022-06-13T08:44:34+02:00
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