Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania

by Girls Education International
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Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania
Post-Secondary Education for Students in Tanzania

Summary

This project builds on our prior success with supporting youth in accessing secondary education. Our expanded goal is to provide support to students who are pursuing post-secondary education (i.e., high school, vocational training, diploma and certificate programs, and university). We are seeking to ensure that education doesn't end with secondary school for successful and aspiring Tanzanian youth. Help us add more doctors, engineers, nurses, teachers, economists and more to Tanzania.

$75,000
total goal
$42,454
remaining
177
donors
1
monthly donor
4
fundraisers
9
years

Challenge

Project Wezesha covers fees for post-secondary education: high school, vocational school, diploma and certificate programs, and university. We also work with families to cover some of the additional costs, such as transportation to schools, texts, and other resources. Most village-based families are subsistence farmers and fishermen who do not have much additional money to cover these costs, but they contribute what they can.

Solution

Project Wezesha supports students and families by covering educational fees and providing additional study opportunities (e.g., academic study camps, tutoring, textbooks, and post secondary education). 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, they 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 students are empowered with increased education. They develop their English language proficiency, which increases opportunities for work in various sectors (e.g. technology, education, tourism, medicine). Hopefully, they bring their big ideas from school back to the village where they can be game changers in their communities. Already graduates include doctors, pharmacists, economists!

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:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @girlsed
Project Leader:
Rai Farrelly
Co-Founder, Project Wezesha; Executive Director, Girls Education International
Boulder, CO United States
$32,546 raised of $75,000 goal
 
307 donations
$42,454 to go
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