Education  Kenya Project #52978

Angaza Education Grants

by Akili Dada
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Hello friends,

Thank you for your continued generous support for the Angaza Education Grants. Angaza intervenes in significant and potentially catalytic transition periods for girls and young women - primary to secondary school, secondary to tertiary education, professional career, and young adulthood- by facilitating their access to quality education and lifelong learning opportunities.

With your investment and that of other like-minded supporters, Akili Dada is proud to announce that we have awarded 27 new scholarships to girls and young women from Kenya's Kilifi and Kwale counties. Due diligence was completed this quarter it is expected that all 27 scholars will be onboarded as part of the scholarship program.

We are grateful for your continued support.

In solidarity with girls always.
Joy Zawadi
Interim Executive Director,
Akili Dada


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Angaza, which loosely translates 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.

The program awards comprehensive multi-year secondary school scholarships to girls and young women from predominantly rural and low-income backgrounds, giving them a competitive edge to acquire post-high school scholarships and personal development opportunities across the world.

As we kicked off 2022, Akili Dada embarked on a scholarship recruitment exercise that spanned four partner schools in Kenya's ASAL regions i.e. Kilifi, Kwale, Turkana, and Samburu. As a result, we have received applications from a total of 88 bright girls and young women in need of financial support to enable them to stay in school.

The next few months (March/April) will see the Aganza team conclude the scholars' recruitment exercise by shortlisting, interviewing, and awarding 18 multi-year scholarships for girls and young women from the four partner schools in the four counties. This process will include a due diligence exercise that will feature home visits and risks assessments to provide us a deeper appreciation of the scholar's needs and associated contextual challenges to enable us to support them better.

We sincerely appreciate the continued support that enables us keep more girls in school.

In solidarity with girls,

Akili Dada 

 

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Akili Dada's Angaza Education Grants facilitate multi-year education grants supporting girls' education in four counties in Kenya, Turkana, Kwale, Kilifi & Samburu.

In 2021, we undertook site visits to three of the four counties: Kilifi, Kwale, and Samburu, connecting with girls, women, and the larger community to appreciate the impact that COVID 19 had on girls education.

We've since learned that counties in Kenya's Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) continue to register some of the lowest development indicators, with significantly low literacy and numeracy attainment. This indicated that girls in hard-to-reach populations would continue to be left behind if something is not done.

We strongly believe that a community anchored, a multi-intervention program focusing on access to education and economic empowerment whose primary beneficiaries are women and girls will go a long way in reducing the vulnerabilities and creating systemic change that improves the life outcomes of women and girls in these contexts. With these lessons, we seek to pilot a project that will see us take education to out-of-school girls to empower them to integrate into the formal education system.

In addition, we know that access to mentorship, psychosocial support, and development will be critical to ensuring that we build resilient communities that create environments in which women and girls thrive.

Through the support of the GlobalGiving Campaign, we have raised $ 424 (Four Hundred and Twenty Four dollars). We are yet to reach our goal; however, we invite you to continue supporting our work by amplifying our campaign and helping us reach our goal.

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Akili Dada

Location: Nairobi, N/A - Kenya
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Nairobi, N/A Kenya
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