History of Founders:
Lake Eyasi Girls Training Centre is a non government, not for profit
organization found by Mr. Modest H. Bayo and Mrs. Lightness M. Bayo
and become into the operation in year 2011. The foundation came
into the practice from the both life history of Mr. Modest and Mrs.
Lightness Bayo experienced while growing up in their home villages
of Karatu and Lake Eyasi where Bushmen (The Hadzabe) who are hunters
and gatherers with the nomadic people known as Datoga (Wabarbaig)
tribes live together.
Here is the short life history of the Founders:
Lightness is a third born child in the family of nine children with
five girls and four boys. Along the way unfortunately two of her
sisters passed away of which the elder one left two kids a boy and
From day one she had enjoyed the warm love from both parents. When
she was in grade four and just ten years old, her father left for
a business trip as usual and the entire family expected a normal
return but in vain to date.
Lightness is married to Mr. Modest H. Bayo and has two children
Raymond (19) and Janet (16) who are keen to see their grandfather
one day. Due to the fact that a single parent was involved to raise
the whole family became difficult to take the entire family for
Nobody had any complain to our lovely mother for failing to take
us to higher level of education because we were worried she could
also leave us. Living standard at that time wasn’t anyways
better and I had to work on part time jobs in the neighborhood including
selling of ripe bananas and other fruits to subsidize in family
and school needs.
After my primary school I joined the Montessori teachers training
for one year in Kiswahili language which I paid by the small business
that I was doing and became a kindergarten teacher.
How Did Lake Eyasi Girls Centre Started:
It was in 2009 when I opened discussion with my husband on how to
make better life to the needy disadvantage girls from my home village
in Lake Eyasi area who have dropped school following early pregnancy
and lost hope of their future life.
Why Do We Do What We Do?
Lake Eyasi Girls Training centre came to the operation due to the
fact that the second elder sister got pregnancy before she accomplished
her primary school education and yet been abandon by her partner.
This situation shocked everybody in our family. My mother and I
remained the only people who had to raise the rest of the family
as my elder sister got married to another young man who wasn’t
able to help his own family. I didn’t want such a life to
happen to me or others in life.
Honestly since then I come to learn that most young girls who attended
the school never complete their studies as they become pregnant
so early and drop out of the school. In Lake Eyasi village the pregnant
under age school girls is very alarming as the majority of them
have no health education. As to provide the effort that has already
being imposed by the government of Tanzania and its laws we need
also to have an organization like Lake Eyasi Girls Training Centre
to take care of this problem to the needy society.