Eva is a 15 year old girl in Tanzania. She and her classmates at Mlowa school have big ambitions for their future, but without access to essential things like clean water, electricity and nutritious food, it’s hard for them to stay in school and achieve them. This is particularly challenging for girls like Eva, who in the developing world are often denied equal access to education and are hit hardest by the effects of extreme poverty:
For example, it’s Eva and the girls at her school who spend hours each day making the sometimes dangerous walk to a river to collect water for their male classmates and wider community—time they could spend at school instead.
Last year, these students wrote to the former Tanzanian government to ask for clean water and safe toilets at their school. They are still waiting.
With bold new Global Goals agreed by world leaders, now is the time for the new Tanzanian Government to deliver on the promises they made and turn words into actions that really make a difference to Eva and young people like her.
Take action and let the Tanzanian government know you stand in solidarity with Eva; ask them to lead by example and make sure Eva, and young girls like her, can stay in school by investing in clean water and essential services in her community.
ONE and Restless Development #StandWithEva in solidarity, helping to spread her message and inspire other young people to turn the promises made in the Global Goals into real action that changes lives. Restless Development is an organisation that works with young leaders to hold decision makers to account through its Youth Power campaign
Please take action and provide clean water and other essential services for Eva, young girls like her, and her community - and make it a priority to deliver the same for every person in Tanzania. We’re counting on you to lead by example and turn the promises made in the new Global Goals into real actions that could change lives.