Did you walk to school growing up? The few times that I walked to school the distance was only several blocks. I remember that the weather had everything to do with my commute. When I interviewed Rahel Mwitula Williams several years ago, she mentioned that during her recent visit to Tanzania she observed that some children had a long walking commute to and from school.
Most of secondary school students in rural areas walk to school. School location and distance from household limits girl performance in the classroom, pose challenge in the regular school attendance as well as participation in extra-curriculum activities and after school events. Those who walk long distance to school arrive late and most of the time physically exhausted, which affect their ability to learn. This situation puts girls at a high risk of sexual harassment, pregnancies and early marriages causing them poor academic performance and/or forcing them to drop out of school. The situation therefore limits opportunity for the girl student to access education and constitutes gender disparity in school settings.
ILAVA: It Can Be Done! is a social venture that works with women artisans entrepreneurs from Kenya and Tanzania; it serves as a way to help them gain economic security.
ILAVA which is derived from Nyamwezi,a Tanzanian tribal language, means " It Can Be Done"
Our mission is to provide African-Inspired fashion, accessories, and other lifestyle items to our consumers while celebrating
powerful and inspirational women around the world! Every ILAVA purchase provides school uniforms to children in Tanzania and helps to create jobs for women.
We work diligently to provide exceptional customer service, support our customers, and serve our community through various promotional initiatives.
Come out and support ILAVA as we present MSICHANA COLLECTION. The Collection aim to support MSICHANA INITIATIVE, Bicycle for Enhancing Girl Education in Bahi, Dodoma.
Msichana Initiative is a non profit organization in Tanzania established to advocate for girl's right to education in Tanzania. This includes addressing and finding solution for key challenges, which limits girls right to education. The initiative seeks to ensure this inherent right is given to all human beings.
ILAVA will to donate 20% of MSICHANA COLLECTION towards Bicycle for Enhancing Girl Education in Bahi, Dodoma.
50 Bicycles by the of 2017
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