In the Mara region of Tanzania, the odds are stacked against girls in their pursuit of education. Economic, environmental, and societal pressures often lead girls to dropping out of school. Research has shown that girls who complete secondary school have healthier and better educated families, but in rural Tanzania less than 5% of girls will complete their secondary education. Despite the government's efforts to improve access to secondary education by waiving school fees, the public school system still lacks adequate resources for gifted students to excel.
Nyegina Secondary School is a private boarding school that has a reputation for excellence and is equipped with full science labs, a community library, and modern dormitory. The school is also certified as an advanced secondary school in science and mathematics tracts. There are students in the villages surrounding Nyegina that qualify to attend, but their families are unable to afford the cost of tuition and boarding.
We are asking a few of our key partners to rally their friends, family, and networks to support our work. By becoming a fundraiser for our campaign, you will help gifted girls in the Mara region of Tanzania go to a school where they can thrive, and you'll help your friends feel good about doing good.
Starting a fundraiser is easy to do, and it's fun. We'll even give you all the tools you'll need to make a difference. With your help we can ensure Providing up to 10 girls with a full scholarship to attend Nyegina Secondary School.