Operating in Tanzania.
Tanzania Girl Guides Association is a non-profit and non discriminatory membership Association, registered under the Societies Act Cap 337; dedicated to the social and economic advancement of girls and women in Tanzania. We are focused on empowering girls and women to be self-reliant, resourceful, and loyal citizens by providing them with non-formal educational programs and camping . The organization is among the oldest women association in Tanzania, founded in 1928 by starting its first guiding unit in Kilimanjaro Region, and later spread to other 20 regions in Tanzania. According to our Constitution, TGGA has an operational mandate in both Tanzania Mainland and island (Zanzibar). As a membership organization, the membership is meant to be voluntary and open to all girls and women in Tanzania . The organization is affiliated and a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), and therefore it follows the fundamental principles of the guiding movement including guiding promise and guiding laws. The association runs under the patronage of the top-ranked women in the government i.e. Tanzania's President, Vice President or the First Lady, Board of Trustees, the National Executive Board, and the Secretariat.
TGGA was established to work with girls and women in Tanzania and advance them in all walks of life through empowerment programs aimed at making them self-reliant and resourceful citizens who are ready to serve their communities in different capacities including leadership. The organization envisions girls and women who are well informed, understand and engage in national and world issues, enthusiastic to network with other people, patriotic and self-reliant.
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
Empowering girls & and young women
The Tanzania Girl Guide Association's primary focus is to empower girls and young women to develop their potential and become leaders in their communities and the world. They provide girls with the necessary skills, knowledge, and opportunities to become agents of change who can make a positive impact in society.
Leadership & development
The organization places a strong emphasis on leadership development. Through their programs and activities, they help girls develop their leadership qualities, self-confidence, and decision-making skills. They believe that girls who are equipped with leadership skills can become role models and inspire others to achieve their full potential.
Women & Inclusivity
The Tanzania Girl Guide Association is open to girls of all backgrounds, cultures, and religions. They promote inclusivity and strive to create an environment that celebrates diversity and encourages girls to learn from each other's differences. This fosters a sense of belonging and acceptance among the girls, promoting social cohesion.
Community & service
The organization encourages girls to give back to their communities through volunteer work and community service. This helps to instill a sense of responsibility and compassion in the girls, as well as promoting active citizenship and social responsibility.
Gender & equality
The Tanzania Girl Guide Association is committed to promoting gender equality and empowering girls and young women to become leaders in their communities and the world. Through their programs, they challenge gender stereotypes and provide girls with opportunities to pursue their interests and ambitions, regardless of their gender. This promotes gender equity and helps to create a more inclusive and just society.