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