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Bringing education to girls in a remote village in northern Tanzania

Photo from Girls Education Collaborative Website

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.    

Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley
Anne Wadsworth, executive director of the Girls Education Collaborative, in the WBFO studio.

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.