University Scholarships for Tanzanian Girls

Jun 10, 2013

Summer Update

Teachers are one of the most influential factors in ensuring high-quality education in a school. AfricAid is passionate not just about providing ways for girls to have educational opportunities but for their experience in school to one of high quality. We have a vision of classrooms full of girls learning, growing and reaching their potential. And for this dream to become reality, we need trained and qualified teachers teaching in those classrooms. 

We are so thankful for all of your support and generosity towards this project. Your donations to our Teacher Training Scholarships project are so powerful. Imagine what can happen when highly trained teachers fill the classrooms of Tanzanian, the impact will change the educational landscape of Tanzania. 

Mar 11, 2013

Spring Update

Our current scholarship recipients continue to work hard at their studies and move closer to graduation and their dream of becoming teachers. We continue to receive more applications for teacher training scholarships and are hoping to raise more funds in order to fulfill this request and provide more women with the opportunity to receive training.  

Teaching is not a highly valued or highly paid profession in Tanzania which makes your donation towards teacher training scholarships that much more impactful. Teachers are changemakers and your generosity and support enables these young women to become influential and inspiring leaders in their communities. Thank you for your donation towards this project. 

Dec 11, 2012

December Update

AfricAid staff with student
AfricAid staff with student

Dear AfricAid supporters,

Thank you so much for your support of teacher training scholarships in Tanzania.  We're very grateful and wish you and your family a wonderful holiday.

In Tanzania, many young girls wish to become teachers but simply lack the funds for the training.  Supporting teacher training maximizes the impact of our support as it helps the young teacher to find a profession and means of support, and it helps hundreds of young Tanzanian students receive an education.  Our scholarship recipients have gone on to become teachers at all different level and several are the first from their villages!  Currently we are supporting 11 young women in teacher training school.  Four of them will graduate in February 2013.  Our goal is add four more young women so we're supporting 15 in total in 2013.

We're nearly to our goal, thanks to you.


Sep 10, 2012

September Teacher Training Update

Scholarship recipients
Scholarship recipients

Hello AfricAid supporters,

Thank you so very much for your very generous support of our program to provide teacher training to girls in Tanzania.  We're thrilled to report we now have 12 active scholarships, thanks to you.

Tanzania is not an easy place for a woman to be successful.  Embedded cultural beliefs and norms, lack of resources, and a rigid national examination process all conspire so that only 5% of girls graduate from secondary school and even fewer go to for any further education or training.  With your help we can help Tanzanian girls learn to teach and uplift the next generation of life-long learners in Tanzania.

Asante sana,


Jun 1, 2012

June 2012 Update

Hello Friends of AfricAid. 

Thank you for your support and generosity by supporting teacher training in Tanzania. Your donations create opportunities that previously may have been unavailable to these girls pursuing a dream of teaching. Their training and education in the teaching field in invaluable. These future teachers will be change makers in their communities and they will be the ones to help uplift the next generation of leaders across Tanzania. Your donation no matter how small has an exponentially big impact. 

Asante sana!  (thank you)

Elizabeth Abshire

Executive Director

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AfricAid, Inc.

Denver, CO, United States

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Maria Galter

Executive Director
Denver, Colorado United States

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