Friday, March 2, 2018



Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - 15th February 2017:
For the third consecutive year, Shule Direct will be taking part in the 2018 Kili Marathon to fundraise in support of learning needs of young people in Tanzania. In the last two years they focused on supporting students with hearing disabilities in four schools.
This year, Shule Direct, a not for profit social enterprise that provides local, relevant, digital study platforms for learners in Tanzania and across Africa will be joined with Palladium. Together they will continue to support students with disabilities but expand the reach to vulnerable girls and support in breaking the barriers keeping them from education.
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact— the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. They work with corporations, governments, foundations, investors, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, they have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved—and is committed to continuing to improve—businesses, economies, societies and most importantly people’s lives.
We have earmarked Camfed Tanzania as beneficiaries towards enabling girls to learn. Camfed is an organization committed to support vulnerable girls selected through a transparent process by their community, through the entire Secondary School cycle and provide the support they need to stay in school. They provide textbooks for all their partner secondary schools, as well as individual “My Better World” workbooks for the students supported by Learner Guides. They have also introduced e-readers to provide targeted, relevant materials to students. Camfed provides holistic and targeted support for girls to go to secondary school, covering needs that include school fees, uniforms, books, pens, boarding fees and disability aids.
Speaking at the campaign launch, Shule Direct’s Executive Director said ‘we would like to support commendable efforts by Camfed Tanzania and direct all proceeds from this campaign to support 100 vulnerable girls in Ulanga District to access learning resources through e-readers; and supporting aids for girls with disabilities’.
“We are happy to participate in the charity run and fundraise for the girls education. Quality education can lift families and communities out of poverty and increase a country’s economic growth. Completing secondary education has been shown to strongly benefit individuals’ health, employment, and earnings throughout their lives. For girls, safe and equal enrolment in secondary education can act as a powerful equalizer, ensuring all girls and boys access the same subjects, activities, and career choices.” Stated Ms Cristin Marona of Palladium.

In Tanzania, Palladium also manages the Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) under which both Shule Direct and Camfed are grantees.

You can support by:

  • Running with Shule Direct and Palladium at 100,000 TZS per marathon ticket excluding travel and accommodation

  • Sponsor a Kilometer at 1,200,000 TZS. You/Your Brand can support as many Kilometers as you wish to get us to the 23,800,000 TZS target

  • Support a girl at 237,900 TZS

Visit our fundraising page at One World Children’s Fund and donate.

All donations are publicly shared. We highly appreciate your goodwill.

Key messages:
#GirlsEducation #LeaveNoOneBehind #EducationForAll #GirlChild #DisabilityNotInability #InnovationTZ #CharityRun

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