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Entrepreneurial Training for the Girls' Mentoring Club in Milola, Tanzania

Girls Club members en route to visit a girls boarding school in Mtwara.

 

Year three of the girls mentoring club project focused on entrepreneurial training and helping girls start small businesses to meet their basic needs while they remain in school. Supported on-site by youth entrepreneurial experts, 42 girls worked with their mentors to develop business plans. Girls presented their plan to the group, received feedback, and were given start-up funds. Girls’ income generating businesses include soap making, raising poultry, and growing vegetables. Girls received additional education on ethics, self-confidence, and gender roles. Local teachers report improvements in club members’ school attendance and in-class participation. TPP will continue to support girls’ education through entrepreneurship by providing follow-up training on budgeting and record keeping.

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