R.I.S.E. Scholars

Embrace Relief’s R.I.S.E. Program offers female teachers in Tanzania the opportunity to become administrators and supervisors in schools throughout the country. Through R.I.S.E., students will earn a Diploma in Education Management and Administration (DEMA) or School Quality Assurance (DSQI), offered by the Agency for the Development of Educational Management (ADEM) in Tanzania, and will become managers and supervisors in schools.

This unique program will give these students the chance to shape and change the landscape of primary and secondary education in Tanzania. Graduates of the R.I.S.E. program will have the opportunity to directly influence and foster a more effective learning environment for children throughout Tanzania.

The DEMA program produces innovative graduates who can adapt to the dynamic changes in science and technology and Tanzania’s educational system’s socio-economic needs.

The DSQI program produces innovative graduates who fulfill the needs for quality assurance in Tanzania’s rapidly expanding educational sector.

Role Models

In Tanzania, where positions of power are dominated by men, successful educated women can inspire future generations to pursue a life of their choosing.

Economic Opportunity

Fewer women complete their education than men, leading to under-representation of women in the workforce and in leadership. Educated women have a clearer path to higher incomes, leadership roles, and influence.


129 million schoolaged girls worldwide are not attending school. Changing that is key: better-educated women are healthier, more productive, and more economically successful.


Reach. Inspire. Support. Educate.

At Embrace Relief, women’s education is a fundamental aspect of our mission. That’s why we have launched our R.I.S.E. program, where we are training the next generation of teachers and administrators to be the foundation for improved education in Tanzania.

Through Embrace Relief’s R.I.S.E. program, 24 female teachers are receiving support in order to help them achieve a two-year degree in Education Management and Administration (DEMA) and School Inspection (DSI). These degrees will empower the graduates with the knowledge and skills they need to improve Tanzania’s educational system for all students.

Adem College

Giving thanks: Your support makes an enormous difference in the lives of our R.I.S.E. scholarship recipients. With tuition and other school costs covered, these talented and driven women do not need to choose between advancing in their professional lives and supporting themselves and their families.

In this video, you’ll travel to ADEM College in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, and meet some of our R.I.S.E. scholarship recipients as they express, in their own words, how thankful they are for the support of Embrace Relief and donors like you.

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Our Impact

Building a community of educated women will plant the seeds of change. When these changes take root, they will fuel the momentum needed to create a sustainable future.

For the second semester of the 2021-22 school year, we have awarded 24 scholarships to high-achieving female educators enrolled in an advanced program at ADEM College in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. Our scholarships cover tuition costs as they earn their certifications in Educational Leadership, Management, and School Quality Assurance, which will enable them to take on progress into leadership roles in the Tanzanian school system.

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Women’s Empowerment and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Embrace Relief’s Women’s Empowerment program is designed in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs are a blueprint for achieving a peaceful, prosperous, equitable and sustainable future for all of humanity, and together the 17 goals serve as targets for worldwide cooperation to meet and overcome the greatest challenges we face. All of Embrace Relief’s programs contribute to the realization of at least two SDGs.

Womens Empowerment
Women’s Empowerment
Embrace Relief’s R.I.S.E. Women’s Empowerment program contributes to:
Gender Equality

Our program provides scholarships for 24 professional women as they seek the advanced education and training necessary to become leaders in their field.

Reduced Inequalities

R.I.S.E. is providing women professionals with a path into leadership roles in Tanzania’s male-dominated school administration, giving women more power and more voice in how their society operates.


Women’s empowerment can be defined as promoting the right to influence social change, equality in the workplace, determine their own choices, and to increase women’s self-worth. Women’s empowerment is a movement that believes in economic empowerment, political participation, and girls’ education for all women and girls.
Gender equality is not only a human right, it is the foundation of a prosperous, sustainable, and peaceful community. It is when all genders have equal rights, opportunities, and responsibilities. Gender equality promotes anti-violence, anti-sexual harassment and assult against all women and girls.
The women’s rights movement officially started in the United States in 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention, but did not see radical change until the 1920’s and again in the 1960’s and 70’s. The women’s suffrage movement took place during the 1920’s; this gave women the right to vote in political elections. In the 60’s and 70’s women were fighting for the right to the choice to have autonomous control over their own bodies
Throughout history, and even today, women have been discriminated against, paid less, forced into arranged marriages, and expected to reproduce, cook, clean, etc. Women’s empowerment is essential for sustainable development. Equality among the genders means shared responsibilities, equal opportunities, and active participation in all sectors of society. This in turn, helps a community run efficiently.
Gender equality is essential for a prosperous society, economy, and political climate. It does not discriminate on race, religion, sexuality, place of birth, or background.
Education is one of the most important aspects of women’s empowerment. Education gives girls and women the knowledge, skills, and credentials they need to enter the workforce. Having women in the workforce influences change.