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REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH EDUCATION AND LIFE PLANING SKILLS FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN TANZANIA

The idea is a social service aims to reduce the rate of unwanted pregnancies, and early marriages and enable girls to access education in TZ

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What specific problem(s) are you trying to address?

The problem of unwanted pregnancies and early marriage hindrance to the adolescent girls in accessing education, economic and health service For instance a 58% adolescent girls in Tabora region were married and a total 67 percent in Tabora were impregnated in over the last three years said the region coordinator of ILO in Tabora. In spite of discussion with community members we released that lack of enough education on reproductive health and life planning skills, lack of system of assisting impregnated adolescent girls in economic, health service, poverty and absence of multi- stakeholders working on preventing and combating early marriages sensitive are among the factors contributing to remained the early marriages in Tabora Tanzania.

What are some of your unanswered questions about the problem(s) you are working to address?

Currently the rate of early marriages is 58 percent and impregnated adolescent school girls is 67 percent in Tabora region. Adolescent girls are are faced with lack of knowledge on reproductive health and life and life planning skills Impregnated school girls and low in come women from Tabora, are faced with lack of employment and capital. Why because there is a few stakeholders who are working sensitive in assisting or protect adolescent girls and impregnated school girls in Tabora region

Explain Your Idea

The idea is a social service which takles the problem of early marriage and unwanted pregnancies among low-income women and adolescent school girls. It will addressing the problem by studying and scrutinizing the inside of the problem associated with being adolescent as girl. As I have already identified and listed the problems of both parties and found a possible solution in practise. What it's? Its the design studio integrate concept from unique computer science and business curriculum.

Name the three most important ways that your idea will address your identified problem(s).

Reduced the rate of early marriages and unwanted pregnancies among adolescent girls, and enable girls to access and complete education of primary and high education in Tabora, Tanzania. Increased the rate of awareness on reproductive health and life planning skills among adolescent school girls in Tabora Tanzania. Improved the life of impregnated school girls and low income women from Tabora, Tanzania.

How is your idea unique?

The idea of "Reproductive health education and life planning skills for adolescent girls is unique because it is trying to solve the problems associated adolescent girl in early marriages and unwanted pregnancies. The problem associated impregnated adolescent school girls in employment and income generating that can make them to involving in prostitution that can contracting with HIV/AIDS. The problems associated adolescent girls from lack of education on the reproductive health and life planning skills in Tabora, Tanzania

What are some outstanding concerns or questions that you have regarding your idea?

Early marriage and unwanted pregnancies is a challenge faced adolescent school girls in Tabora region, why? Because People of this area does not care about education they like to receive the gifts of marriage for their girls, especially gifts marriage of castle. "How maght we reduce early marriages and unwanted pregnancies for helpping adolescent girls to access education for their future life?

Who are your end users?

1. 3000 adolescent school girls, aged 9 and 19 from Tabora region are in training on reproductive health and life planning skills. 2. 100 impregnated school girls aged 14 to 24, from Tabora region are in training on entrepreneurship in computer science,

Where will your idea be implemented?

  • Tanzania

Tell us more about the emergency setting that you intend to implement in

Training adolescent school girls on reproductive health and life planning skills. Training impregnated adolescent girls on entrepreneurship in computer science and other application needed Raise public awareness on the important of education to adolescent girls. Creating wards and villages committees that working to prevent and combating early marriage and unwanted pregnancies among school girls Empowering impregnated adolescent girls with capital or entrepreneurship tools such computers etc

What is your organization's name?

Christian Education and Development Creative Organization (CEDO)

Tell us more about you.

Christian Education and Development Organization (CEDO) is nonprofit organization, registered in Tanzania with registration No.oooo3928, of June 2010, The CEDO is governed by the members, Board of Directors and Secretariat. The implementation of the core functions of CEDO is vested in its Secretariat led by Executive Diretor who reports to the Board of Directors in governance matters. Executive Director is maintains a relationship with the Development. The CEDO has achieved much since it started work in 2010, some of the achievements are "improve the health of mother and child, raise young people awareness on reproductive health and life planning skills ect. These achievements cames from collaboration with FCS, GGF, Government of TZ.

Organizational Characteristics

  • Locally/community-led organization

What is the current scale of your proposed innovation?

  • National - expansive reach within 1 country

Experience in Implementation Country(ies)

  • Yes, for more than one year.

Expertise in Sector

  • Yes, for more than a year.

Organization Location

Tanzania at the national level

What is your organizational status?

  • Registered non-profit, charity, NGO, or community-based organization.

What is the maturity of your innovation?

  • Existing Prototype or Pilot: Tested a part of my solution with users and am iterating.

Website

www.Facebook.com/Christians education and development organization

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