Speaking before signing an agreement with TFF president at the federations’ headquarters in Dar es Salaam on Thursday, Plan International Country Director, Jorgen Haldorsen said the partnership focuses on gender based violence, early marriages and teenage pregnancies.
“Together we will address issues around gender equality, particularly tackling child marriages which hinder thousands of girls around the country from being able to finish school, pursue their dreams as well as drag them in poverty,” he said.
He further added not only in Tanzania but all over the world football is the most popular game for mankind saying that it has power to mobilize people. “We recognise the power of football to mobilise people.
We now want to mobilise people not just for fun but also for transformative change for gender equality,” he noted. On his part, TFF President Jamal Malinzi who is also a member of FIFA's Corporate Social Responsibilty Committee said that the partnership is part of the federation’s corporate social responsibility and that they were happy to have partnered with Plan International for the noble cause.