Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Youngsters trained on life-dream attainment

Twenty young women from Mtwara and Iringa regions are attending a three-week seminar organized by the Tanzania Women of Achievements Awards to inspire and motivate them to realise their dreams. Speaking at the opening of the seminar yesterday in Dar es Salaam, president of the awards Irene Kiwia said her organisation had decided to organise the seminar after learning that most young women lack inspiration to achieve development. “We selected the two regions after noting that they are prone to challenges which can hinder them from realising their dreams,” she said. Kiwia said the girls - aged between 18 and 26 years – were selected after basing on their leadership qualities and on conviction that they could help in inspiring other young girls in their communities. “We selected the two regions because research from different organisations have shown that that young women from these regions are at risk of getting HIV and Aids, early pregnancy and other challenges which can make them fail to realise their dreams,” she said. Kiwia said the woman achievers would come from different backgrounds and they would play a role of monitoring other young girls’ progress for a minimum period of one year. “We have arranged women who have achieved big things in difference fields of life and each will have a young lady to inspire her and monitor her progress for a maximum period of one year,” she said. She further said as part of the seminar, the participating young women would visit the Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children, which among others, deals with women affairs.The seminar has been sponsored by the United States Aid for Development (Usaid), informed Kiwia.

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