Non-Governmental and Voluntary Association dedicated to the empowerment and advancement of girls and young women both socially and economically.
“Empowering girls and women to become responsible and resourceful members of society through the provision of non-formal education including guiding skills, peer-to-peer dialogue and mentorship, advocacy, awareness raising, girls-friendly service delivery and media engagements.”
The Girl Guide Association was officially established in the UK under the leadership of Agnes Baden-Powell
The Girl Guide Movement in Tanganyika was founded in 1928, in the Northern Region (Kilimanjaro). They had a Local Association with the Governor’s wife as president and were duly registered in London.
Lady Baden Powell again visited Tanganyika in 1950 where she found a much more flourishing movement. Figures had risen to a total of 1169 Rangers, Guides, and Brownies of whom 368 were Tanzanians.
The Tanganyika Girl Guides Association became a full member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
Following the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar and renaming to Tanzania, the Association name was also renamed “Tanzania Girl Guides Association”.
Tanzania Girl Guides Association is well established in Tanzania with over 100,000 members
Guiding boosts confidence in public speaking, offering opportunities to read, perform, and connect with friends from diverse backgrounds. It's fun, exciting, and encourages learning.
Elizabeth Jackson Kilimo
Girl Guide - Ranger
Through TGGA, I attended the Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, advocating for nutrition and representing girl guides. I organized events, improved communication skills, and now work as a translator, gaining cultural understanding.
Girl Guide - Young Leader
Guiding provided a platform for diverse extracurricular activities, leading to encounters with influential figures. As a teacher, I established a Guiding unit, served as an international Commissioner, and held leadership roles. Guiding shapes girls into responsible citizens, instilling confidence and preparing them for various roles in life.