What We Do Building Schools in East Africa
The Africa School Assistance Project (ASAP) is building and refurbishing community schools in rural Tanzania because we believe educating children, particularly girls, is fundamental to a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable future for Africa.
In Tanzania, like many African nations, teenage girls face terrible adversity and are often forced to drop out of school, ending any chance they may have at a life out of poverty. ASAP builds dormitories to provide secondary school girls a safe place to live, study and stay in school.
WHAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED
Since we began in 2008, we have developed primary and secondary schools in Tanzania that currently serve over 1,500 students. Having carefully developed a model that is now replicable and scalable, we plan to double this number by the end of 2015! Our schools are in the Arusha region and the Mwanza region on Lake Victoria.
BE AN ASAP VOLUNTEER
Want to see Tanzania and help us build a school? We have groups traveling to Africa every summer to live in a rural village and help build a school. Join the 129 ASAP volunteers who have already discovered this deeply rewarding (and fun) experience!
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What’s New Our success continues
ASAP TEAMS UP WITH PRESTIGIOUS PARTNERS
ASAP’s new Kupanda Project For Girls is teaming up with The Clinton Foundation, The Brookings Institution and other world leaders on a new initiative to improve girls’ secondary education through a new initiative called CHARGE that will bring together partners to reach 14 million girls over 5 years. The Kupanda Project is a comprehensive program to increase secondary school graduation rates for girls in East Africa. It will create needed infrastructure and programs to improve access, retention, and learning outcomes for girls. The goal is to empower girls and combat dramatically low education rates for girls in Africa.
Photo by: Paul Morse/Clinton Global Initiative
FIRST GIRL’S DORM TO OPEN
Groundbreaking took place in June on the first-phase of The Nathan Yip Dormitory For Girls at the Idetemya Secondary School in rural northern Tanzania. When complete, the dorm will provide 144 girls with safe housing. We are so grateful to our wonderful project partners, The Nathan Yip Foundation, Venture Architecture and Sun Partners International!
CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE MEMBER
We are proud to be a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)!
For the second year in row, 100% of the Standard VII students from Mbasseny Primary School graduated and enrolled in secondary school. Stunning news when compared to the average national rate of 36%!
ASAP IN THE NEWS
Click here to read a Denver Post articles that highlights ASAP as a Denver-based organization providing teens with life-changing volunteer experiences in Tanzania.