Thanks to your continuous support toward ensuring African girls and young women have access to education through the Angaza Education grants. The Angaza High School Scholarship is a fully funded scholarship awarded to high-performing girls from underserved and under-resourced backgrounds. The multi-year scholarships include termly school fees, provision of school supplies for the girls’ well-being, and upholding their dignity. In contrast, at school and termly, psychological support is conducted through professional counselors specializing in adolescent counseling.
As we continue championing Sustainability Goal 4, Education, we are thrilled to share that we recently onboarded 15 new scholars, leading to 48 scholars across our partner schools. Additionally, three of our scholars have transitioned from high school and are waiting to join higher learning institutes in the coming year.
“Education has equipped me with knowledge and exposed me to many great things; I now aspire for more than just the life of a beaded girl in my community. I hope that all girls will have access to education one day,” said Esterina, Akili Dada alumnae.
Your generous contribution has enabled girls to make their voices heard and gain significant representation, establishing them as a force to be reckoned with. As we close the year, we genuinely appreciate your backing and anticipate a continued collaboration in the coming years.
At Akili Dada, we believe in the power of education to transform lives and communities. This is why we have the Angaza program, which means 'Light Up', dedicated to intervening at significant and potentially catalytic transition periods for girls and young women. We understand that girls and young women face unique challenges in accessing quality education and lifelong learning opportunities, hence our commitment to facilitating this access.
Through the Angaza program, we provide multi-year scholarships to women and girls from underserved backgrounds of Kilifi, Kwale, Turkana, and Samburu. Currently, we have 28 scholars who we are able to provide support throughout their 4-year secondary education journey. This is an investment of approximately $77,832, and it covers not only their tuition expenses but also termly psychosocial support and shopping supplies. We believe that providing these essentials contributes to creating a conducive learning environment for the girls and young women we support.
In addition to the basics, our scholars also receive career guidance and soft skills development. We understand that education is not just about grades but also about holistic development, and we are committed to ensuring that our scholars have the tools they need to succeed in their chosen careers. Our program includes career shadowing and mentorship, which exposes our scholars to various career pathways and helps them make informed decisions about their future.
We are proud of our Alumnae, Whitney Akuom, who is a reflection of the impact of our program. Whitney's journey is a testament to the power of education to transform lives. We are currently in the process of onboarding our 15 new scholars, and we look forward to journeying with them for the next four years to amplify their voices through access to education.
We are grateful for the continued support that enables us to keep more girls in school. We believe that education is a tool for social justice and gender equality, and we are committed to ensuring that more girls and young women have access to it.
Through the Angaza program, we continue to provide multi year scholarships to women and girls from underserved backgrounds. The Angaza program which means to ‘Light Up’ intervenes at significant and potentially catalytic transition periods for girls and young women - primary to secondary school, secondary to tertiary education, professional career, and young adulthood- facilitating their access to quality education.
We advance access to girls' education through our Angaza program, which currently has reach in four counties in Kenya: Kilifi, Kwale, Turkana, and Samburu. These counties were selected as project focus areas because they record some of the lowest education indicators in the country and are amongst the most impoverished regions in Kenya.
Our annual scholarship recruitment exercise kicked off and is ongoing. Through your generous support, we will be supporting 15 girls through their 4 year secondary education journey. This will be an investment of $45,283 to not only cover their education expenses but also support their career guidance and, development of soft skills that greatly contributes to the constituent’s choice of subjects and career pathway. This involves career shadowing and mentorship.
We sincerely appreciate the continued support that enables us to keep more girls in school.
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