Sunday, 4 December 2011

Women with pursuit for higher education against odds

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

TODAY’S lifestyle has changed the way many women think with regard to education. Like men, they too aspire for knowledge and make efforts to get it by any means to supplement the communal struggle to eliminate poverty.

The saying of ‘ukimwelimisha mwanamke umeelimisha jamii’ in the country today has stocked the fire in women’s ire to get more education for economic independence. In English the saying means: “If you educate a woman, you educate a family.”

“I feel proud when at the end of the month I can decide in my family that we have to do this and that,” said Ms Prisca Mhanus, a Bachelor of Education at St. Augustine student at the University of Tanzania (SAUT) in Mwanza. Ms Mhanus feels happy and proud when she caters for the family from her own pocket to take some economic weight off her husband’s shoulders.

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