Monday, 29 May 2017




MENSTUAL HYGIENE MANAGEMENT CAMPAIGN – LINDI TANZANIA

Tanzania Girl Guides Event on MHM was launching in one of the underached areas of Tanzania that is Lindi Region in districts of Lindi Rural and Mtama. The campaign was officiated by The Guest of honor was Mr. Thomas Safari. District Administrative Secretary (DAS)- Lindi
The campaign was officially launched on 26th may 2017 at Ilulu stadium where 6 schools attended with a total of 2165 girls. Tanzania Girl Guides Association collaborated with Government Offices to include Police Gender Desk, Education department, Private Schools in Lindi such as WAMA and also Paralegal Organizations.

The girls where well vested with knowledge on how to use different types of pads and taught them to make and use local pads The campaign was more practical than theoretical. The young girls also went ahead and formulated songs related to the menstrual hygiene management.
To commemorate this year’s Menstrual Hygiene Management Day is premised on the theme, “Yes Girls Can Be Proud of their Periods” and TGGA has organized awareness raising and empowerment activities targeting girls in 16 rural schools listed below and each school was given a box of pads to use during emergencies at school.
i) Mihogoni Primary School ii) Majengo Primary School iii) Nyangao Primary School, iv) Ng’awa Primary School v) Rahaleo Primary School vi) Mkundi Primary School vii) Stadium Primary School viii) Msingjali Primary School ix) Mteleni Primary School x) Mtama Secondary School xi) Nyangao Secondary School xii) Mkonge Secondary School xiii) Angaza Secondary School xiv) WAMA Secondary School xv) Kineng’ne Secondary School and xvi) Lindi Secondary School

After the YESS campaign launching, we went to Mtulani primary school where we planted trees. The trees where provided by the minimal director under the local government of lindi
Along side with MHM campaign, Tanzania Girl Guides Asscoaition is continuing to engage stakeholders on the need of preserving environment. In Lindi as MHM campaign was launched, community and stakeholders again, were reminded their duty to protect the environment and this was done by example when the Guest of Honour Mr. Thomas Safari. District Administrative Secretary (DAS) - Lindi and The Madam Secretay of TGGA Mwl Grace Shaba planted trees in a desinated are of Lindi to show continue campaign on Climate Change. The branding theme for the environment campign is “Green Tech campaign”.






 








Monday, 8 May 2017


Meet Helga Herman Mutasingwa our young leader who was in Our Cabana Mexico for four months as a volunteer there...

she arrived safe the previous night at the main airport Julius kambarage Nyerere Dar es salaam..still raising the TGGA flag and the National one as well...

she narrated the main things she could do in Mexico


http://richard-mwaikenda.blogspot.com/2017/05/kijana-girl-guides-apambana-mexico.html

Wednesday, 12 April 2017


HELEN STORROW SEMINAR 20-28 MARCH 2017.
Elieshiupendo 23 years old young leader narrates on her journey in the Swiss, OUR CHALET




 
The journey to leading change and doing an environmental conservation project had begun when World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and my association, Tanzania Girl Guide Association (TGGA) decided to send me as a representative for my association to the Helen Storrow seminar.
The Helen Storrow Seminar was held in Our Chalet, one of the WAGGGS world center, in Adelboden Switzerland whereby 24 girls from 21 countries with the same mindset discussed about the environmental problems and issues facing their countries and how to deal with each issue at both individual, community to national level through their MO.
I was among the 21 girls, from Tanzania under Tanzania Girl Guide Association and I had an opportunity to present concerning the waste disposal system in my country and waste management, how wastes affect not only the health of people but the economic sector as well. I together with other 20 girls came up with sustainable solutions that will not only benefit the city or nation but my association as well.
We had a total of 36 sessions, a few were in an enclosed room but almost all sessions were done in the outdoor. We got to explore the Swiss environment, nature and got a brief picture of what the Swiss government and its people are doing make sure that the environment is protected. We had discussions and participated in the Our Chalet’s environmental management daily chores.
We also had a day in the adventure park were each girl was challenged to face their fears and come out of their comfort zones by engaging in activities like zip sliding and walking on the rope as well as jumping from the bridge. It was big transformational day for me, as I did activities that helped me reflect on my life, my leadership journey and how much potential I have to change the world.
Our nights were occupied as well as our days. We had introduction to the swiss culture and I participated in the acting role of the famous Austrian Lord who imposed high tax to the Swiss peasants thus the rise of Swiss peasant war in 1653. We also had a movie night, international night, earth hour with camp fire and a “who wants to be WAGGGS millionaire” where we did a quiz competition about WAGGGS and other Member associations.

I am not the same after Helen Storrow Seminar;
It is true, through Helen Storrow Seminar, my perspective of how I view the world and people around me has changed. I have learned a lot not only about me, but also about others and their cultures, about our world as the global village and about WAGGS as well.

I also came to understand of my potential to change the world. I just need the right people, right place and right time.
Again, unless I am completely ready to move out of my comfort zone, I cannot see the change I want to see.

This trip has been door that has opened many other doors, a window to see through the world with another eye. Friendships were made, overcoming of fears, ideas were shared, and above all a new mindset and spirit was created. A truly transformational journey and experience for me. 

And for that, I am thankful to GOD, my family, my association, my university, my friends, WAGGGS, Our Chalet, fellow HSS17 participants, HSS17btrainers and all who made this journey transformational for me.



Tuesday, 25 October 2016

TAMSA GENERAL ASSEMBLY DODOMA ATTRIBUTED TO THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL

As said and we believe "ones a girl guide, always a girl guide." I am a Girl Guide medical student and this year's General Assembly for the Tanzania Medical Student Association had an invitation for me!
Guess what?.. The Theme for the GA was "Role of Medical Students in Gender Equality." Therefore, I was invited to present on what WAGGGS is doing on Gender Equality through it's various MO's across the 5 Regions in the World.


 It was a powerful experience having to explain to both male and female delegates the positive  impact that WAGGGS has been bringing to the World over the past 100+ years. 
The sharing opened more ways  which both genders can take actions in Advocacy, support and policy making in playing a role in reaching planet 50-50 by 2030. It also brought to reality that there are ways to be a member of the society and to contribute positively apart from being a Medical student, and this way for me is to be a Girl Guide. 
As a matter of fact being a Girl Guide and  Medical student has made me way better in many ways especially in teaching and giving me opportunities to get involved with  my society in a broad and diverse ways both social-economical and cultural aspects. All these aspects of the society affects the health sector in a complex way.



TAMSA GENERAL ASSEMBLY DODOMA ATTRIBUTED TO THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL

As said and we believe "ones a girl guide, always a girl guide." I am a Girl Guide medical student and this year's General Assembly for the Tanzania Medical Student Association had an invitation for me!
Guess what?.. The Theme for the GA was "Role of Medical Students in Gender Equality." Therefore, I was invited to present on what WAGGGS is doing on Gender Equality through it's various MO's across the 5 Regions in the World.


 It was a powerful experience having to explain to both male and female delegates the positive  impact that WAGGGS has been bringing to the World over the past 100+ years. 
The sharing opened more ways  which both genders can take actions in Advocacy, support and policy making in playing a role in reaching planet 50-50 by 2030. It also brought to reality that there are ways to be a member of the society and to contribute positively apart from being a Medical student, and this way for me is to be a Girl Guide. 
As a matter of fact being a Girl Guide and  Medical student has made me way better in many ways especially in teaching and giving me opportunities to get involved with  my society in a broad and diverse ways both social-economical and cultural aspects. All these aspects of the society affects the health sector in a complex way.



IDG2016 REPORT - DODOMA REGION

 The international Day of the Girl Child that took place earlier this month, 08th Oct under the theme “Role of girls in Global Goals for sustainable development and creating a better World now and in the future.”

The day was celebrated by Tanzania Girl Guides Association(TGGA) in several Regions...

The link below is the report of Dodoma Region as it was celebrated by school girls with some young leaders as well.



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