Send a student to secondary school for a $1 a day

A microproject by Zahana
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Summary

Two students from Fiadanana successfully passed the CEPE exam in August and are eligible to attend secondary school. The only secondary school is over 2 hours walk from their village. (See Project reports CEPE.) Zahana will rent a house where the students can live, study and and cook their own meals during the week. It will cost a dollar a day for school fees, accommodation, food, and school supplies per child to attend secondary school away from home for one student for a year.
$370
total raised
17
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

The only secondary school is over 2 hours walk from their village in Bevato the district seat, so children are unable to attend.

Solution

Zahana will rent a house where the students can live, study and cook their own meals during the week. Providing them with a place to live and with the food to eat, empowers them to attend secondary school far from home, and allows them to walk home to their families on weekends.

Long-Term Impact

Successfully passing the CEPE is major achievement and cultural event in Madagascar. While their parents are very proud, they are too poor to send their children to secondary school. Getting a secondary education is a stepping-stone to a better life that seemed unobtainable even some five years ago in a poor rural village in Madagscar.

Resources

http:/​/​zahana.org
What is a CEPE
Participatory Approach of Building a School
Getting ready for secondary school
Building a school in Madagascar on YouTube

Organization Information

Zahana

Location: Antananarivo, Capital - Madagascar
Website: http:/​/​zahana.org
Project Leader:
Markus Faigle
Volunteer
Honolulu, HI United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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