Help 40 Students Purchase Uniforms for School

A microproject by Develop Africa, Inc.
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Summary

The new school year causes excitement about seeing friends and maybe a little bit of nerves with new classes and new teachers. What it should not cause is concern about whether or not the student has a uniform to wear to school. Many families cannot afford the cost of uniforms, tuition and school supplies and as a result many children in Sierra Leone are unable to complete their core education. This project will provide 40 students with two school uniforms and a pair of shoes.
$30.00
total raised
1
donor
0
monthly donors
5
months active

Challenge

According to the United Nations 2015 Human Development report, Sierra Leone ranks as # 181 in Human Development Index. Many families in Sierra Leone cannot afford the cost of uniforms, tuition and school supplies and sadly many children are forced to drop out of school because of financial hardships or inadequate funds. Providing shoes and uniforms will enable more children to attend school.

Solution

Funds from this project will provide 40 children with uniforms and shoes. According to Poverty Action lab, giving a uniform reduces school absenteeism by 6.4 percentage points (43 percent) from a base of 15 percent school absenteeism. The effect is 3.4 percentage points larger for students who did not have a uniform at the baseline. Providing shoes and uniforms will enable more children to attend school and the promise of a better future.

Long-Term Impact

This project contributes to the achievement of UN Millennium goal - ensuring that children will complete their schooling. It is an effective long-term investment to eradicating poverty & will help improve the quality of education and lives in general. Education is a proven contributor to individual and national development. Through the education that we are providing, we are raising better equipped and resourceful leaders, families and nations.

Resources

http:/​/​www.developafrica.org/​FreetownEducation
2015 UN Human Development Report
UN Country Information - Sierra Leone
Evaluation on Uniform Impact on Students
2015 Human Development Ranking Report

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.developafrica.org
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States

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