We have begun Phase Two of the girl's dormtiory at Idetemya Secondary School in northern Tanzania. When complete in October, the dorm will provide safe housing to 96 girls from six communties in a rural area. These 96 girls will be the first to participate in the Kupanda Project, our new and replicable model to increase girl's secondary school completion rates in rural East Africa.
The Kupanda Project will improve secondary school completion rates to 80% or higher by creating a replicable model that proves that girls will be better able to succeed in school if they are provided comprehensive support, including safe access to school, personal well-being, academic enhancements, leadership development and their communities are educated regarding the widespread benefits of girl’s education. Once we have proved our theory of change that completion rates will go up as a result of The Kupanda Project, we will have a replicable model that can be implemented in rural communities across Tanzania and other East African countries.
The Kupanda Project includes five Development Objectives: 1) Safe Housing, 2) Improved Personal Well Being, 3) Improved Academic Performance, 4) Girls Leadership & Empowerment, and 5) Community Education & Engagement.
We will be launching the Kupanda Project in January 2016 and we are currently raising funds for the many powerful programs it will include. Please help by making a donation today!