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HAPPY CHRISTMAS WITH MY KIDS AT KILIMANJARO OPHANAGE CENTER IN MOSHI, SHALOM OPHANAGE AND MWEMA STREET IN KARATU.

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Tanzania: Zainab Ansell - Women Must Work Hard in Business

The Global Report on Women in Tourism (GRWT) an initiative by the United Nations World Tourism Organizations (UNWTO) has recently marked a new era for incorporating gender issues in the tourism sector.
It provides detailed statistical information on women's role and their status in the tourism industry, offering recommendations on how to improve the current situation. UNWTO and UN women believe that tourism can be a vehicle for promoting gender equality and women's empowerment.Read More

Zara Tours supports numerous non-profit projects in Tanzania.

ZARA TOURS ANNOUNCES COMPLETION DATE FOR MAASAI PRE-SCHOOL

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Zara Tours is thrilled to announce that construction of the new Maasai pre-school is scheduled to be completed in January of 2014. The preschool, which is being constructed in the Endulen Village of the Ngorongoro District, is being constructed with funds from Zara Tanzania Charity, Zara Tours, Africa Safari and the Reinhold Beitlich Stiftung Foundation.
The Maasai Preschool is tentatively scheduled to open and begin serving children of Maasai during the 2014 academic year. Once open, the school will not only provide education for students, but will also act as a home to students, as it will feature a dormitory. Students will benefit from clothes, entertainment and health and spiritual care provided by the school. Read more

A PRESENTATION FOCUSING ON "WOMEN AS LEADERS IN TOURISM BUSINESS WORLDWIDE" AT WORLD TRADE MARKET (WTM) - EXPO IN LONDON 2013.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT THE MASAI PRE - SCHOOL PROJECT IN NGORONGORO.

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In the communities of Northern Tanzania, there has been insufficient education efforts and institutional development for the Maasai to understand and benefit from educational achievement. Typically, Maasai children enter First Grade at age of seven without prior exposure to  classroom-based teaching, without basic skills, such as  counting and writing, typical among other Tanzanian  children, and without an understanding of Swahili, which is the only legally permitted language, other than English,  in schools. They are set up for failure from the beginning; not surprisingly, many drop-out before the end of Primary School, and almost half do not pass the Grade 7 exams, which are critical to entering Secondary School. Consequently, as compared to other communities throughout Tanzania, the Maasai have far less children succeeding at all levels in school. Read more also Find our special package to support this.

SUN, SAND AND CEILINGS: WHY WE NEED WOMEN AT THE TOP OF THE TOURISM INDUSTRY??

Equality in Tourism invites both sexes to try to get to the heart of why there are so few women at the top of the tourism industry and what needs to happen to bring about gender equality. To help us achieve this, our panel will consist of women who have broken through the glass ceiling as government ministers and directors of tourism and those heading up tour operations and hotel groups.
Sun, Sand and Ceilings is the first report published by Equality in Tourism, an independent, non-profit think tank and consultancy that believes questions of gender discrimination have been largely omitted from frontline practice and that greater gender equality is an essential component of a thriving and sustainable tourism industry.  
Although the report focuses on the representation of women at the top of the tourism industry, Equality in Tourism is concerned with all women working in or affected by the tourism industry worldwide. We seek to work with the public and private sectors, providing special…