Girls Education International is partnering with Project Wezesha, a local NGO, to ensure that young women in Tanzania have the education, support, and skills necessary to achieve their dreams and become whatever they desire. In this program, we support young women in their pursuit of education by covering the fees associated with their high school education and providing scholarships to those seeking university and vocational training.
Our partner, Project Wezesha, has made great strides in ensuring students excel in secondary school through rigorous study camps and academic support. Now, we are presented with a great challenge: ensuring ten girls we support go to university! The cost of post-secondary education is prohibitive for families but it doesn't have to be if we work together.
This project will help cover the expenses students face as they pursue post-secondary education through different pathways, including high school, vocational school, university, and certificate or diploma programs. Help us build a bridge from post-secondary to higher education for these scholars so that their education doesn't end before they want it to!
When a girl completes secondary school she is empowered to seek greater opportunities for herself and eventually her children. She will likely advocate for herself and her family in relation to healthcare and education. However, with the addition of post-secondary education, she is further empowered to make decisions related to her career, marriage, and family planning. An educated woman contributes to an educated society, so even her impact on her community will be profound.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).