By, Hamad Rashid
Girls Livelihood and
Mentor Initiative (GLAMI), a non-governmental organization from Tanzania has
succeeded in helping (777) female students from the Kilimanjaro Region to identify
their professions before reaching universities, through the KISA Project aims
to promote the professions of female students, self-awareness and build them to
be future leaders.
However, the Career
Day Exhibition Program brought together 211 Sixth Form students, from three Siha
District schools: Nuru Secondary, Magadini Secondary, and Oshara Secondary. The
ceremony was held at Nuru Secondary School, the executive director of GLAMI
Anande Nnko, when she was interviewed by Tanzania Kids Time at Nuru Secondary
School, said that Career Day is important for female students for their future
lives and society.
Anande Nnko said “The
importance of the Career Day in terms of the KISA program is to be able to help
the scholars to identify which profession they want to achieve, but also to
bring these scholars together with professionals in the relevant Sector or
Field, the main thing is that we want the scholars to recognize herself and be
able to know that this is the Dream which he wants to achieve, as well as giving
him the right answers to what he needs to do. If we look at the United Nations
Sustainable Development and Kisa Project, our program mainly looks at quality
education and Gender Equality to ensure that students realize what the
challenges are but through that profession, they can come directly to help
their communities in the future.”
The Executive Director of GLAMI.
One of the Sixth Form
students at Magadini Secondary School who is a beneficiary of the KISA Project,
Deborah Henga, told Tanzania Kids Time about her dreams after doing the exhibition
of her favorite profession saying,
decided to choose the profession of Social Welfare because there are many
problems that are affecting Society, for example, children are subjected to many
cruel acts, there is divorce, and there are women who are beaten, so I decided
to become a Person of Social Welfare so that I can solve the problems that
exist in my Society. Then also researched I did to know that this profession is
suitable after I discovered that there are many problems in Society, I said let
me be social welfare, I also researched social networks like YouTube, watching TV
and I went to ask those people who usually know about social welfare they
explained what they do and then I got the correct answers.”
Student at Magadini Sec. School.
Another Student is
Rachel Jackson and she said “The KISA Program has managed to make me
realize that I want to be a lawyer, because many women are oppressed in our
society, and also the issue of inheritance, has become a problem in our
country, it brings conflicts and quarrels between families. That is what has
made me until today, I became interested in becoming a lawyer due to the fact
that GLAMI brought in professionals who were able to help me discover the work
that I will do in my future life, including lawyers, as I also like to be a
Scholastica Mauki the
the GLAMI organization said that the female students who participated in the Career
Day showed a great ability to explain their Professions, but they also became
creative in presenting using the pictures and tools they made.
“Our Career Day
involves (777) students in 13 schools in the Fifth and Sixth Forms students,
something that I have seen as a program mentor is that the students
have been able to show creativity, they have used very common tools, such as
paper, they have made hearts through paperwork, i.e., they have become more
creative and our expectation as GLAMI is that when they go to universities they
should study the professions they chose themselves but also become good
leaders” said Scholastica Mauki.
Also, the acting
Principal of Nuru Secondary School, Sir Anicet Benedict said the KISA Program is
very productive for students.
“I see the KISA Program
as having great importance for students, it motivates the students and builds
their capacity, they even get the desire to study some subjects and through
this, Career Day shows them what they will do in the future when they finish Universities,
as it motivates them to continue studying for hard work so that they can
achieve their goals” said Sir Anicet Benedict.
Benedict: the Acting Principal of Nuru Sec. School.