Msichana Initiative

Tanzanian girls cycle to better performance at school

A scheme to help increase girls’ “performance at school” by giving them their own bicycle has just been launched in Tanzania, by the winner of a special UN award.

Rebecca Gyumi is a lawyer and activist in the East African country, who founded the Msichana Initiative, which advocates for girls’ rights and access to education.

She took the prize at the recent inaugural UN Children’s Fund Global Goals Awards for an individual who achieved “significant social change for girls.”