Secondary School Scholarships for Tanzanian Girls

by AfricAid, Inc.
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Summary

Provide an opportunity for a young Tanzanian woman to attend secondary school, and transform her life -- and the future of her family and community -- forever.
$3,800
total raised
37
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

In Tanzania, only 5% of girls complete a secondary school (high school) education. Young girls, in particular, face challenges in finding the funds needed to continue with their education; when forced to choose, parents generally send only their sons to school.

Solution

By supporting a young woman in her aspirations to go to high school, you are fundamentally changing her life by giving her the chance for sustained employment, & you are also providing a powerful role model for the generation of girls who follow her.

Long-Term Impact

The benefits of girls' education for individuals and families are well-documented: educated girls are one-third less likely to contract HIV/AIDS; the children of African mothers with 5 years of education have a 40% better chance of living to age 5.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.africaid.com/​
AfricAid's Scholarship Opportunities
AfricAid's Media Coverage

Organization Information

AfricAid, Inc.

Location: Denver, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.africaid.com
Project Leader:
Betsy Hoke
Interim Executive Director
Denver, CO United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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