Pippi Foundation for Girls (PFG)
Contact person: Rev. Aristides Nshange
- Aid organization
- Women's policy
- Educational policy/project
- Volunteers are welcome.
Pippi Foundation for Girls (PFG) is only safe house for Girls at-risk in Tanzania provide education, accommodation and guidance for abused and homeless girls and young mothers, founded in 2011 by Aristides Nshange. Pippi Foundation for Girls is now a certified non-governmental organization (NGO) in Tanzania.
Pippi House Foundation exists to provide shelter, food, safety education and psychological support to the vulnerable women and children of Tanzania. The girls at Pippi have been removed from unimaginable situations of exploitation, sexual and physical abuse, domestic violence, forced marriage, commercial trafficking, prostitution, homelessness and extreme poverty.
Pippi House prioritizes education as a tool for our vulnerable young women to escape poverty, street life, crime and the many difficulties that follow. Pippi House provides an empowering, supportive environment for women to seek refuge from the streets. They are placed in school with special attention and tutoring given to help them recover their lost years. All the Pippi House students are excelling in their studies and enjoying the opportunity to learn and grow.
• To reduce the number of girls at risk of living on the streets in the Arusha region and those from other regions in Tanzania.
• To promote children’s rights and the welfare of young girls as advocated in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, African charter and the Child Law of Tanzania of 2009.
• To educate the girls, families and their communities about health matters such as safe sex, the impact of HIV/AIDs and to reduce the incidence of transmission for both girls and others.
• To respond to the educational needs of girls at Pippi House and those from the identified families at risk of living on the street.
• To provide protection services for street involved girls in Arusha at Pippi House. This includes food, shelter, clothing, health care, love and time.
• To use a participatory and an innovative approach to build capacity in the local communities. By helping the community to understand and deal with the issues that hinder girls development we aim to implement a positive change in attitudes towards girls in our local communities.
• To reduce the number of uneducated girls who have become victims of forced labour. We will fulfill their human right to an education and enable them to become self reliant and confident in using their productive new skills.
Rev. Aristides Nshange is the Founder and Director of Pippi Foundation for Girls (PFG).
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.