I love school ! My parents are dead and I live with my grandmother. Without the scholarship I would not be able to go and might be married already.
After 20 years in Europe I'm driving home to Zimbabwe with a mission to educate girls. If we don't take immediate and urgent action in Africa to educate girls and young women the problems of this continent and women will double with the population in the next 32 years.
Research proves education of girls will
~ improve a country's socio-economic conditions
~ increase national GDP
~ reduce teenage pregnancies
~ reduce child marriages
~ reinvest in community
The Hope of Africa
At Kusasa we believe that Africa's greatest resource is under-utilised. This resource improves the socio-economic conditions of a country and increases the overall GDP, generates more opportunity, increases the well-being of communities, reduces teenage pregnancies and child mortality. This resource is the Women of Africa The question then is, why are up to 65% of women in Africa living in poverty, why are there not more educational opportunities for girls and greater equality? Kusasa has found that the greatest disadvantage presently is the inability of girls to advance their education past junior school. As such we are identifying promising girls and giving them opportunity to advance their education to High School, University and / or Vocational studies. By facilitating their advancement we hope to give them the opportunity for a better Tomorrow (Kusasa). On our website we give you the opportunity to select a girl that you wish to support and contribute to part or all of her education. No more contributions to faceless organisations with huge overheads and very little of your money going to where it is needed most. We ensure that at least 80% of the funds go to the girls and the remainder supports the team on the ground who help us identify the girls and administer the situation (again helping at grass roots).
How you can help
Helping a girl achieve success couldn't be easier
there are several options below.
Sponsor a girl for her entire scholarship - High School, University or Vocational.
If you can't afford a full scholarship a part scholarship helps every bit as much
Make an even bigger contribution by getting others involved too in a fundraiser for Kusuasa
are illiterate in Africa Lack of education leads to lifetime poverty,lower income opportunity, greater risk of child marriagehigher teenage pregnancies, and higher child mortalityto name a few disadvantages.
Companies and Organisations helping us achieve our aims
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