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Mgugu Secondary School, Tanzania

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Established 2001

  • 26 female students
  • 21 male students
  • 3 female teachers
  • 3 male teachers


  • 247 female students
  • 50 male students
  • 3 female teachers
  • 7 male teachers


  • Poverty
  • Rural, isolated community
  • Arid conditions
  • Poor community understanding of importance of girls’ education

COE components

  • Bursaries for underprivileged students
  • Gender-Responsive Pedagogy training for teachers
  • Tuseme youth empowerment programme
  • Life skills training

Outcomes since creation*

  • 62% improvement in performance in national exams
  • 70% improvement in performance in end-of-year school exams
  • 80% improvement in academic performance throughout the year
  • 98% improvement in enrolment rates for girls
  • 78% improvement in retention rates for girls
  • 86% improvement in completion rates for girls
  • 0.2%-29% improvement in transition rates to next level of education for girls
  • 90% reduction in schoolgirl pregnancy rates
  • 92% reduction in sexual harassment
  • 80% of girls in school committees and other leadership roles

Girls are empowered to:

  • Participate confidently
  • Solve problems autonomously

Boys are empowered to:

  • Have positive attitude towards girls

Girls and boys are empowered to:

  • Have improved interaction and discussion
  • Have healthier gender relations

“I am currently doing undergraduate studies at Dodoma University and conducting my fieldwork at FAWETZ, getting experience in education and gender equality. I was a student at Mgugu Secondary School from 2002 to 2005. I gained a lot from FAWE’s role while I was there. Science subjects were regarded as being for boys only so girls were not really involved in these subjects. But FAWETZ conducted Science camps to encourage girls to enrol in Science subjects. I also benefited from remedial classes which really enhanced girls’ academic performance.”

Zawadi Abbas
20 years
Dodoma University

“I am training to be a teacher. I was sponsored by FAWE from Form 1 to my current level of education. I received not only financial support but life skills training through Tuseme clubs. Through Tuseme, I became confident and cheerful. In 2004, I participated in the Tuseme festival at the Univeristy of Dar es Salaam.   I met a lot of talented girls and this helped me to become more and more confident in myself and in other girls.”

Cheka Omary
23 years
Kasulu Teachers’ College

By |2017-08-17T12:45:00+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Centres of Excellence, Tanzania|Tags: |


  1. Daniel Kibona December 19, 2017 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Oh organizetion hiyo ni Nzuri sana nawapongeza sana kwa kazi nzuri kuwawezesha wengine. Lkn pia nauliza Jinsi ya kujiunga mnafanyaje. Naomba msaada binti yangu amechaguliwa kujiunga na shule hiyo je nitapataje joining instructions foam mm Niko Mbeya

    • Eric Gachoka January 17, 2018 at 12:43 pm - Reply

      Asante Daniel kwa ujumbe wako. Tafadhali wasiliana na Bi. Ms. Neema Kitundu wa FAWE Tanzania, anwani:

      FAWE Tanzania Chapter, Posta House Building
      1st Floor Room No. 102 Ohio Street/Ghana Avenue
      P.O. Box 63319
      DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania

      Simu: (255) 222-2122871
      Barua pepe: or

  2. juma chimwaga March 14, 2018 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Binti yangu anasoma shule ya kata nahitaji kumhamishia Mgugu sec school maana naye anapenda sana kusoma katika shule hiyo.Je nifanye taratibu gani ili asome ktk shule hiyo

    • Eric Gachoka March 14, 2018 at 2:33 pm - Reply

      Asante Juma kwa ujumbe wako. Ningekuhimiza uwasiliane na wasimamizi wa shule ya Mgugu au pia unaweza wasiliana na Bi. Ms. Neema Kitundu wa FAWE Tanzania, anwani hapo chini. Nakutakia ufanisi katika uhamisho wa binti yako.

      FAWE Tanzania Chapter, Posta House Building
      1st Floor Room No. 102 Ohio Street/Ghana Avenue
      P.O. Box 63319
      DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania

      Simu: (255) 222-2122871
      Barua pepe: or

  3. Regina December 24, 2018 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Naomba mawasiliano ya mgugu sec make mdogo wangu kapangiwa apo

    • Eric Gachoka January 9, 2019 at 11:39 am - Reply

      Asante Regina kwa ujumbe wako. Wasiliana na mwakilishi wetu Tanzania kwa anwani ifuatayo:
      Neema Kitundu
      Posta House Building, 1st Floor Room No. 102, Ohio Street/Ghana Avenue, P.O. Box 63319, DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania

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