Who We Are
The Africa School Assistance Project (ASAP) is committed to increasing access to quality public education in East Africa, especially for girls. Why? Because education, more than any other sector of development, seeds dramatic improvement in poverty reduction, gender equality, health outcomes, child immunization, HIV/AIDS prevention, environmental protection and wildlife conservation. Simply put, widely available public education will lead to a prosperous, peaceful and sustainable future for Africa.
For now ASAP has chosen to focus on Tanzania because it struggles with one of the worst education systems in East Africa. Our solution is to systematically develop community schools and provide comprehensive support for girls in rural regions of Tanzania who face a dismal future without an education.
ASAP also leads groups of volunteers to Africa each June to lend a hand in the school
construction process. This powerful concept of bega kwa bega (Swahili for “shoulder to shoulder”) has been central to our model since the beginning. Check out the volunteer page for more details and to watch a short video about this amazing experience!