Picture Anita Simon James


Nominated By Plan International Tanzania

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After learning about the challenge of increasing number of girls dropping out of school in her village due to teenage pregnancy, child marriage and child labour, Anita decided to create dramas with messages on the importance of education. The dramas also address practices that can result to truancy and school dropouts. Together with a few classmates, she created a students’ club to identify children who have drop out of school, as well as those who are likely to do so. Then, they planned home visits in collaborations with the respective Local Government Authorities. With this club, Anita also fights against violence and in favor of gender equality.