PWC's programmes focus on three key areas to address the root causes of gender inequality and oppression:
PWC's Economic Empowerment programmes aim to give Maasai women financial independence, which both breaks the cycle of poverty and elevates them within their families and communities as economic contributors.
Rights & Leadership
PWC's Rights and Leadership programmes aim to educate Maasai women on their legal and human rights and empower them to stand up for their rights and participate in decision-making within their communities.
Key Programme Achievements
74% of girls at ESS achieved a pass grade in the 2020 national examinations
ESS was once again the top performing secondary school in the district
201 students provided scholarships to stay in school
New Ormanie primary school built in Loliondo and officially inaugurated in August 2016. The school has capacity for 1,000 students
Deep water boreholes drilled for four villages, benefiting over 10,000 community members and lessening the burden on women who previously walked long distances to fetch water.
73 VICOBA savings and loan groups supported in Longido, and 70 in Ngorongoro
439 functional VICOBA groups providing 7,752 pastoralist women and 769 men opportunities to learn skills on basic literacy, build a culture of saving and investment as well as access micro-loans
We have 40 active community volunteers or facilitators, and 96 paralegals
We have supported 101 young pastoralist women provided life skills, mentorship, literacy skills, basic computer skills and technical training
84 girls were returned to school after rescuing from early marriages since 2018
160 women in Ngorongoro District secured plots of land from their village governments
27 cases of domestic violence reported to local authorities and successfully resolved
Over 250,000 citizens have participated in our interventions
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