hanks to the efforts of our amazing mapping volunteers during our Women’s Day challenge, we have gone through more than 200 entries of Mara primary schools, and 173 schools now appear on a public Open Street Map!

Current map of Primary schools in Mara region of Tanzania:

all after

“Before” shot – none of these schools appeared on Open Street Map before March 8th 2016! :

all before

“Before” shot of Bwiterngi Primary School at -1.89519, 34.66128:

-1.89519, 34.66128 before

Bwiterngi Primary School (-1.89519, 34.66128), along with 170+ other schools now located on Open Street Map, and can be looked up by name!  :

-1.89519, 34.66128 after

This work will greatly support the outreach efforts in the areas at risk of FGM and help take the girls to save havens, such as Mugumu Safe House.

All thanks to *all of you* who contributed your time and clicks on your laptops!

The effort will go on to map the rest of the Primary schools, Secondary schools and dispensaries in Mara, as well as other regions of Tanzania long-term! (Find instructions for participating here.)

So by all means – keep mapping!