Mission Building Schools in East Africa
Founded in 2008 in Denver, CO, the Africa School Assistance Project builds schools in rural East African villages and each summer leads groups of American volunteers to work on our school projects. Our projects meet rigorous standards for sustainability and we only approve projects deemed appropriate and ethical for local culture.
ACADEMIC RESULTS SOAR AT ASAP SCHOOLS!
Our mission is simple - to build schools so children have a chance at an improved education – and we are seeing remarkable results. In 2009, just one year after ASAP built Mbaaseny Primary and Kirenga Primary, students sat for the national Standard 4 Exams. Mbaaseny ranked an astonishing 10th out of 120 schools in the district and Kirenga ranked 17th. Prior to having schools, children from these villages ranked among the bottom. This top performance has continued at both schools—it is the thing that makes them most proud!
BE AN ASAP VOLUNTEER IN JUNE, 2013
Want to see Tanzania and help us build a school? We have groups traveling to Africa next summer to live in a rural village and help build a school. It’s a deeply rewarding experience, and fun too!
Click here to find out more about volunteering in Africa.
Click here to find more about our trips in June 2013.
Accomplishments Our success continues
WHAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED
Since we began in 2008, we have provided school to 850+ students with the help of 82 volunteers. We have built or contributed to the construction of:
• 2 primary schools with playing fields
• 1 secondary school expansion
• 16 classrooms
• rainwater capture systems + cisterns
• school kitchens & teachers housing
• boys and girls toilets
GROWTH IS IN THE WORKS!
We are heading into our 6th year and it’s going to be our best year yet! We plan to expand our staff so we can increase school building operations. We will lead a trip for high school students interested in community service work abroad. And, we plan to build a secondary school dorm for girls. All this while staying true to our primary mission of building school infrastructure in Africa and leading volunteers to work on the schools. We are very excited by all this and hope you can be a part of it!
HELP US KEEP GIRLS IN SCHOOL
In Tanzania, like many African nations, girls in secondary school are sexually assaulted walking to or from school, ending any chance they may have at a life out of poverty. In 2013, ASAP intends to build a girls’ dormitory at an existing secondary school to help girls stay in school. Can you help?