University Scholarships for Tanzanian Girls

by AfricAid, Inc.
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Summary

This program will provide an opportunity for a young Tanzanian woman to attend university. This will transform her life ---- forever. Scholars are chosen through a competitive application process from amongst AfricAid's Kisa Leadership Training Program graduates. These young women are the future leaders of Tanzania and will change the world.
$11,184
total raised
99
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

In Tanzania, only 5% of girls complete a high school education. The few students who do graduate from secondary school rarely have the resources needed to go on to higher levels of education. Young girls face challenges in finding the funds needed to continue with their education; when forced to choose, parents generally send only their sons to school.

Solution

Supporting a young woman in her aspirations to go to university, fundamentally changes her life by giving her the chance for sustained employment. She also becomes a powerful role model in her community and for the generation of girls who follow her.

Long-Term Impact

The benefits of girls' education for individuals and families are well-documented. Educated girls are one-third less likely to contract HIV/AIDS; the children of African mothers with 5 years of education have a 40% better chance of living to age 5.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.africaid.com/​
AfricAid's Scholarship Opportunities
AfricAid's Media Coverage

Organization Information

AfricAid, Inc.

Location: Denver, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.africaid.com
Project Leader:
Maria Galter
Executive Director
Denver, Colorado 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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