Offering quality education to everyone is one of the most important humanitarian efforts in the world, particularly in regions where education is not a foregone conclusion. To that end, educating women about the value of conservation in the Serengeti serves to both enrich the lives of those women as well as protect the area in which they live.
The Grumeti Fund furthers both of theses causes by offering women education in 20 villages bordering the Serengeti on traditional subjects as well as natural resource management and responsible environmental conduct. Additionally, they get to hear from speakers on subjects like reproductive health which are generally taboo in this area of the world.
This effort benefits both the women in the communities served as well as the Serengeti because educated citizens are more empowered within the space of environmental protection, management, and conservation since they actually know how to conduct themselves. Plus, educated women can operate with more confidence in the professional world as well as their personal lives.
When these women of Tanzania are empowered, they are much more likely to operate within enterprises that benefit both themselves and their families as well as the environment in which they live. These professional pursuits are important for giving women the means to live full lives as well as providing them with an outlet for their educations.
An example of this sort of enterprise is assisting with local safaris that offer outsiders insight into the local wildlife present without interrupting or disrespecting that wildlife. In this way, empowered women in Tanzania serve as sort of guardians from the rest of the world, granting them insight without disruption.
Everyone has a right to learn about their own bodies and the world they live in; by empowering the women of Tanzania, they are granted just that.