Community development projects

The GLAMI two-day challenge is a special undertaking that involves the coordination and implementation of small, impactful community projects designed by Kisa Scholars. Kisa is a two-year leadership course that prepares girls in their last two years of secondary school to attend university and create positive social change in their communities. 930 girls will coordinate and implement small and impactful community projects that will be carried out during the two-day challenge. The girls will embrace teamwork and understand its importance in meeting challenges, learn of practical ways to give back to their communities, and gain an understanding of how to identify and engage others in delivering solutions. They will increase their ability to think critically, and community members will gain a better understanding of what girls can do and of why it is important to educate girls.

Founded in 2001, AfricAid is an American organization founded in 2001. Together with its sister organization in Tanzania, GLAMI (Girls Livelihood and Mentorship Initiative), it aims to support mentoring opportunities that help secondary school girls complete their education, develop into confident leaders, and transform their own lives and their communities.




Education / Community Development


December 2021 – June 2022


Kilimanjaro and Arusha regions / Tanzania

With whom

Girls Livelihood and Mentorshp Initiative (GLAMI)



57.3 million (2017)

Per Capita Income
USD 920/year

Poverty rate *
28% (2011)

Literacy rate
78% (2016)

Human Development Index
154TH OUT OF 189 COUNTRIES (2018)

Tanzania has experienced high and relatively stable growth rates over the past decade. At the same time, Tanzania is lagging in primary school completion, maternal health, poverty eradication, malnutrition and environmental sustainability. While the poverty rate has recently declined, the absolute number of the poor has not changed due to the fast pace of population growth (3% per annum). It has made little progress towards reducing extreme hunger and malnutrition, particularly in rural areas. However, scrapping contributions for primary and secondary school has drastically increased primary school enrolment.

Sources: World Food Program, UNICEF, World Bank, 2016 Human Development Report, Human Development Indices and Indicators (2018 Statistical Update)

*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.