| Aug 2, 2018
We are now supporting 225 Girls Finish School!
Alinafe, a scholarship recipient in Mulanje
AGE Africa is proud to report that we've increased the numer of girls receiving scholarships this year to 225 girls! Our scholarships are four-year, full-tuition scholarships for girls at 24 secondary schools in Malawi. The scholarships compromise not only school tuition fees, but also school uniforms, school supplies, personal hygiene items, transportation, and final exam fees.
Often, many of our scholars come from poor families with a number of family members living off of little to no income, are in remote areas where access to basic needs is sometimes difficult, and travel long distances to school, so AGE Africa's all-encompassing scholarships do more than just send girls to school: they work to keep girls in schools. .\ Many of the girls that recieve scholarships are very bright, but, because they have to worry about how to pay for school, they otfen under perform in school. Upon receiving scholarships, our scholars tend to move to the head of their class and perform better on annual final exams.
In fact, while only 6% of women in Malawi graduate from secondary school, over 90% of AGE Africa scholars continue to graduate AND delay pregnancy and marriage (which are two other deterrents of school-based success in Malawi) well beyond the age of 18 and until after they've graduated from secondary school.
Our 10th Annual Tri for Malawi on Sunday, September 9th is our last race and fundraising event to raise $75,000 toward our scholarship fund. To find out more, visit the Tri for Malawi webpage or our Facebook event and to donate to our race fundriasing campaign/scholarship fund page.
A group of AGE Africa scholars in Nsondole