Step 1: Identify

The first step in our effort to provide education to girls most in need involves conducting carefully prepared socio-economic status surveys to determine the social and financial standing of households in target communities.

We identify the girls most in need of our assistance through a measure that targets young mothers and students without any parents or caretakers. We utilize parameters used by the National Health and Demographic Survey in Tanzania. Our economic parameters are asset-based. We have trained local volunteers and our Bakhita coordinator to carry out these surveys. In conducting these studies, we have the full support of the Kilombero Distrcit Commissioner, the village chairmen, and other local government authorities. You can view a sample of these surveys here.