A Self-Help Assistance Program (ASAP)

To cultivate self-reliance and foster cross-cultural understanding through entrepreneurship and education projects.
Aug 21, 2013

Girls Are Working Hard

Winter is almost finished in Zimbabwe, as it’s a short season and people now are saying, “ We are only left with wind.”  That means August is coming to a close, with warming sun but still a cool breeze. It will soon be tropical again.           

The ASAP funded girls, thanks to your generosity; at St. Monica’s School are all doing well in their studies. Perhaps these girls work a little harder because they know they have been given a special opportunity. The cost of education remains the largest obstacle to girls getting an education in Zimbabwe. The exciting news is that for every year of additional education, girls will earn 25% higher wages. 

Every child represents a future, the future of the community, of the country, and indeed the future of the whole world. Thank you for your part in helping a few girls have a chance to be special when they never thought they could be.                                  

Jun 14, 2013

Standard 7 - Work Hard Play Hard

Standard 7 on the last day of examinations
Standard 7 on the last day of examinations

The eldest students at the school know how to work hard and play hard!

University of Cambridge International Exam
BeeHive School's Standard 7 class takes the Cambridge International Exam every May.  This exam covers science (biology, chemistry, physics, and scientific enquiry), math (geometry and measure, handling data, and number) and English (reading, usage and writing).  Each section is based on a score of 0-6, with 6 being excellent, 3 good, and 0 poor.

This exam is important for teachers and students alike, for it not only gives the the students and teachers feedback as to what the children know, but their results will help them get a place in a secondary school after they graduate from BeeHive School.

(see last year's report "BeeHive School Finishes The Term with Triumph" for results from last years class!)

Studious Standard Seven
Standard 7, the highest level at BeeHive, did a lot of preparing for the University of Cambridge International Exam.  All their hard work on their science experiments, maths homework, essays, reports, reading assignments, and practice tests was about to pay off
. The students were prepared!  At the beginning of May, we pulled the desks apart to make individual work stations, and the students took the multiple day examination.

We hope they did well - the results come out in July!

Standard Seven - Hadouken Style!
Now that the exams are complete, the class has a bit of down time for some fun.  They were allowed to come to school in regular clothes (no uniform day!), their teacher took a camera, and they had a 'Hadouken' photo shoot!  The photos were very popular among the younger children at the school!

Great Job Standard 7!!!

Cambridge International Examination
Cambridge International Examination
Working hard during the exam
Working hard during the exam
BeeHive School - Hadouken Style!
BeeHive School - Hadouken Style!
Standard 7 - After the exams!
Standard 7 - After the exams!
It
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's..a beehive student
Hadouken!!!
Hadouken!!!
Standard 7 Hadouken!
Standard 7 Hadouken!
Jun 5, 2013

Mid-year Report

It is now winter in Zimbabwe, with cold nights and clear warm days. In Mutare where we fund the girls school fees, it is even colder because the elevation is over 5000 ft. So even though it is in the tropical zone, the altitude is a major issue.  With that said, the girls we funded this year are all doing well in school and wearing sweaters. They do appreciate the opportunity to attend school and in this case a decent school.

Someone asked why we don't fund 40 girls each year. Well the simple aswer is that we fund the school fees of as many girls as we have funds for. So the amount that we raise during this year for that project is what we will have to spend on the next year.  It seems like such a small amount of money that can alter the path of a young woman and change her life.  So when you make that donation remember you are helping a young woman take the road to a better life. She thanks you and we thank you. 

 
   

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