Educate Children in Western Tanzania

by Girls Education International Vetted since 2010 Site Visit Verified

Summary

In Tanzania, secondary school fees were recently waived. However, there is still a cost for secondary education. Students carry the burden of purchasing desks, chairs, textbooks, uniforms, shoes, pencils and notebooks. These are obstacles mounted against youth who dream of the opportunity to continue learning. Your contribution allows us to cover those costs and additionally offer academic study camps to our students between semesters. We're giving students a much-needed boost. Join us!

$35,000
total goal
$9,125
remaining
149
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years

Challenge

While secondary school fees were recently waived, there is still a cost for secondary education. Students carry the burden of purchasing desks, chairs, textbooks, uniforms, shoes, pencils and notebooks. Most village-based families are subsistence farmers and fishermen who do not have much additional money to cover the costs of educating their children. In addition, the education provided in government public schools has noted weaknesses - e.g., lack of resources, under-qualified teachers, etc.

Solution

Project Wezesha supports children by covering educational fees and providing additional study opportunities (e.g., academic study camps, tutoring, textbooks, and vocational training). For our students who are admitted into high school, we cover fees for laboratory use, boarding, and textbooks. As long as we can keep the students in school, the motivated among them will reach their goals and contribute to a stronger Tanzania, and thus a stronger global community.

Long-Term Impact

The long-term impact of our scholarship program is a return on investment for the village and the country. The children are empowered with increased education. They develop their English language proficiency, which increases opportunities for work in various sectors (e.g. technology, education, tourism). Hopefully, they bring their big ideas from school back to the village where they can be game changers in their communities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.projectwezesha.org
Project Wezesha Facebook Page
Girls Education International website
Project Wezesha Website

Organization Information

Girls Education International

Location: Boulder, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.girlsed.org
Project Leader:
Raichle Farrelly
Co-Founder, Project Wezesha; Executive Director, Girls Education International
Boulder, CO United States
$25,875 raised of $35,000 goal
 
230 donations
$9,125 to go
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