Maasai Women Development Organization (MWEDO) is a non-governmental women-led organization established in the year 2000. MWEDO empowers women to enhance sustainable equitable and human development for Maasai women through access to Education, Women Economic Empowerment and maternal health and HIV/AIDS education. MWEDO is a membership organization with over 5,000 grassroots women members from Arusha and Manyara regions of Tanzania.n
Over the next 5 years, Education program will focus on increasing access to education and basic literacy among girls and women. The goal is to reach out to over 1,000 girls and 5,000 women.
MWEDO will ensure access to education for underserved Pastoralist girls through increasing education access through provision of financial support, books, materials, medical, and/or transport costs for girls to attend MWEDO Girls Secondary School and other educational institutions in the country.
In order to accommodate ever rising demands for education amongst Maasai girls and young women, MWEDO recently opened a secondary school for girls. The school began early 2011 with over 100 students. The school offers sciences and business learning including Arts and cultural studies. Almost all the students are boarders since most of them come from far to reach and underserved communities. The school enables girls to access formal education opportunity while engaging themselves in other technical skills including learning handmade products and continuing indigenous knowledge.