Improving opportunities for girls living in a remote village in northern Tanzania is the goal of the Girls Education Collaborative. A fundraising event by the local organization will be held this Friday. WBFO's Eileen Buckley spoke with the collaborative's executive director about working to educate girls living in a Tanzanian faith-based community.
Anne Wadesworth tells WBFO the mission is to create "educational opportunities" to provide a girl a pathway to a future career and a better way of life.
But much work is needed to break down barriers for 250 million girls around the world living in poverty. Part of the effort is to build a school.
"Our first project is in a rural village called Kitenga, in northern Tanzania, where we have partnered with an amazing group of nuns -- The Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa -- who really set out to help empower the women of this community," said Wadsworth.