Title: Seven Media Group
Category: Msichana Initiative
Date: June 2019
Msichana initiative project as purpose of advocating girl’s rights and helping girls aged between 14-19 years who are within and outside school to be able to achieve their dream and grow to their potential, the project has help adolescent girls to understand their Rights and realize their power through using safe space and Power to Girls methodologies.
The Msichana initiative project has mostly reached girls with the mentioned age who found in risk environment includes those from fishing communities in lake side of Mwanza Region where most of adolescent girls are ignored right to education and other found themselves out of school due to early pregnancy. According to Sengerema District Social Welfare office there total of 23 physical abuse, 46 sexual abuse and 109 psychological abuse cases among young girls for the year 2019/2020.
On intervention, FTT use Msichana initiative project which implemented at Nyamatongo wards within 2 village in collaboration with different stakeholders includes Government to help in address different kind of GBV’s, Early pregnancy among adolescent girls, improve girls school performance and help girls who are outside school to have income generating activities.
The project has assisted the formation of four school girl’s clubs’ at Nyamatongo Secondary School with total of 89 school girls, these groups have participated in different sessions organized to help girls to address some of challenges such as Early pregnancies, receive education on Sexual Reproductive health and girl’s rights which looked as important subjects to enable girls to grow towards their potential.
Organization have been helping girls who drop out from school to gain their confidence on different rights through sessions, Girls have been capacitated on entrepreneurship knowledge so as to enable them to come out with income generating ideas which will help strengthen their economy. These girls have an opportunity to learn about sexual reproductive health and human rights as part of session during their group meetings.
Current there two groups formed outside school namely Nguvu Ya Binti Group found in Kamanga with total of 10 members and Furaha Sisters Group found in Nyamatongo have total of 12 members. Also, school girls’ clubs, groups have been participated in different events includes Advocate Girls Rights in area of medical care and education. Both 2groups of girls outside school benefit from loan provided by the government.