Hi there, we are a group of students passionate on girls empowerment in education and we have been different projects to empower these wonderful people in our journey on early march we won a pitch competition and selected to represent our country to US where the final competition will be held if we win we will get a chance to have seed income and implement our project effectively but here is a short description of our project. In Tanzania there are 1.5 million adolescents not in school right now due to different obstacles like inadequate scholastic materials, lack of sanitary pads and bus fare, which hinders girls from going to school thus increasing the risk of poverty and gender based violence in her future . Our Solution: we decided to empower smart yet poor girls who are in secondary level by creating a frundrasing platform ( www.outpeak.org ) to help them raise funds to support their basic needs. We incubate their small business project by providing seed income and mentorship so that they could financially uproot their families and themselves and not depend on donations. Our Impact: -So far we have supported 6 girls with scholastic materials for one year and we want to recruit second batch -We have run two successful crowd funding events and partnered with 2 different school to post our donation box and help their girls. -We have won two seed income competitions and we are still implementing the project. Our Why: We decided to invest in girl education because a graduate is less likely to get HIV, have children that die under the age of 5 and will raise her community’s economy tremendously, and also it is the most undermined group that has a lot of potential and a promising future of the nation Our Need: We are humbly asking you to support us to raise money for airtfare and visa fees to travel to the Final competition in USA. This year we had the opportunity to pitch in the Diamond challenge regional competition organised by the University of Dar es salaam, Tanzania and won the 1st Prize, As regional winners we are to compete in the final global competition which will be held at Delaware in USA from 11th April to 13th April to pitch and compete for $10,000 seed income. We need 7000$ which includes: - $650 for each one’s visa - $6350 for round-trip travel cost from Tanzania to Delaware - USA Support us and give a Tanzania girl a chance to good education. Kindly share with your network. Asante Sana !!