In Tanzania, girls and young women face disproportionately worse outcomes in education and health. For example, while the proportion of girls enrolled in primary school is slightly higher than boys, at secondary school stage girls are much less likely to still be in school. At age 13, 18 per cent of girls nationally are not attending school, rising to 34 per cent at age 14, and 44 per cent at age 15 (compared to 16 per cent, 24 per cent and 34 per cent for boys of the same age).

Dageno Girls Center (Dageno) is an entrepreneurial education centre that provides girls and young women aged 14–21 with the opportunity to obtain a secondary school education despite previous interruptions in their education and difficult, sometimes desperate, conditions in their households.

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