This project will provide a mentorship program for young women in secondary school in Tanzania, providing in-country support for our scholars for the best possible educational experience.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Young women face remarkable challenges in progressing past primary school. According to Maryam Yussuf, Commissioner of Education in Zanzibar and supporter of S4Si, there is a dramatic decrease in female student enrollment between primary and secondary school due increased household duties, early marriage, and a family’s poverty level. At the university level the numbers are even more skewed. There is a crisis in women’s access to education.
How will this project solve this problem?
We want to provide the best possible educational experience to our scholars so that they can go out and become productive members of society, improving not only their country but also the role of women in it.
Potential Long Term Impact
The World Bank says that 1 additional year of secondary school will increase a young woman’s eventual wages by 15-25%. Because women typically invest the vast majority of their income into their families, educating women betters futures generations.
Total Funding Received to Date: $690
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $690 . The original project funding goal was $4,000.