Rebeca  Gyumi

Rebeca Gyumi

Rebeca is a Founder and Director at Msichana Initiative, a local NGO which aims to empower girl child through education and address key challenges which limit girl right to education.
Rebeca is involved in different campaign and social charities as a volunteer and ambassador, advocating for safe schools and quality education to Tanzanian students. She works to achieve a changed society where citizens are involved in creating solutions for their own pressing problems.
In Nov, 2013, she was selected by US embassy Tanzania under US Department of state to attend International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) for youth with leadership potential.
Her passion to end child marriages in Tanzania In July 2016 she put a petition at Tanzania High Court ruled that the Marriage Act – which allowed girls as young as 14 to be married – was unconstitutional.
She later won United Nations Global Goals Awards in social change category due to efforts in ending child marriages in Tanzania.