Life-Changing Training for 500 African girls

by AfricAid, Inc.
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Summary

95% of girls in Tanzania are unable to complete secondary school. Through your donations and sponsorships provided by individuals, families and groups, the young women in the Kisa program are able to complete their secondary school education, while also participating in Kisa's powerful, two-year life skills and leadership training program taught weekly by inspiring Tanzanian mentors. Upon graduation, these "Kisa Scholars" return to their home communities to mentor groups of other young women.
$75,000
total goal
$33,924
remaining
58
donors
1
monthly donor
4
years active

Challenge

Tanzania has one of the lowest secondary school graduation rates for girls in the world. Only 5% of Tanzanian girls graduate from high school, and AfricAid is working to improve this statistic in order to develop future female leaders for Tanzania. Girls and young women face extraordinary challenges to participate in education including: lack of money for school fees, unsafe conditions to and from school and even in the classroom, gender privacy concerns, and a culture of inequality.

Solution

The Kisa Project provides young women with a pathway to success during their last two years of secondary school by helping them prepare for university, or a professional career, or by teaching them how to set up their own business if they are interested in entrepreneurship. As the Forum for African Women Educationalists has recognized, "In sub-Saharan Africa, the social return on girls' education is estimated at...18.2% for secondary education, the highest rate in the world."

Long-Term Impact

Over the next three years, the Kisa Project will impact the lives of over 15,000 young women and their communities through enrolling over 1,400 young women as Kisa Scholars in 32 partner schools and providing mentorship through the Kisa Scholars to over 14,000 young girls. Research demonstrates the significant benefits to women: educated girls are three times less likely to contract HIV/AIDS; children of African mothers with five years of education have a 40% better chance of living to age 5.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.africaid.com/​what-we-do/​kisa-project/​

Organization Information

AfricAid, Inc.

Location: Denver, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.africaid.com
Project Leader:
Maria Galter
Executive Director
Denver, CO United States
$41,076 raised of $75,000 goal
 
 
121 donations
$33,924 to go
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