"I was 13 when my father died and we lost all our cows. I’m from a family of three, my father was a watchman and we were a very poor family. I wanted to get an education to improve my life. My older brother passed primary school but was not able to go to secondary school because my father got sick and died. My younger brother and I were left with our older brother looking after us as my mother was pregnant and had to go back to her family for support. I never saw her again as she died afterwards.
If it weren’t for PWC when I refused to get married I would have been severely beaten and forced to marry the man my uncle had chosen for me. I would have been unable to go to secondary school. I am much happier to be in school than at home. PWC is my saviour. I want PWC to support more needy girls. I would like to volunteer for PWC to help them so I can keep busy. The longer I’m in school the more I know I need a lot more education."
Nebiang' eti Paulo is a Maasai girl living in Ngorongoro District. A year ago, she ran away to school but she still needs donations to help with her school fees this year. Here, in this short film made by our partner African Initiatives, she tells her story:
Watch four girls sponsored by PWC to attend Emanyata School talk about their dreams and why education means so much to them.
Jane Young, Director of the Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust talks about her visit to the Pastoral Women's Council in Tanzania
Watch this short clip of one of our donors, Jane Young from the Sylvia Adams Trust, talking about their trip to Loliondo to see the education work of PWC. She says PWC was the most impressive of all the organisations she visited in Tanzania!