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 130 ASAP volunteers who have already discovered this deeply rewarding (and fun) experience!
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CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE MEMBER
We are proud to be a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)!
ASAP IN THE NEWS
Click here to read a Denver Post article that highlights ASAP as a Denver-based organization providing teens with life-changing volunteer experiences in Tanzania.
What’s New Our success continues
OUR NEWEST SCHOOL IS COMPLETE!
We are so proud to announce that our newest school, Chole Primary, is ready to begin serving 450 students in rural northern Tanzania! With a pre-primary class, seven classrooms, teacher’s offices, toilets with hand washing stations and a water system, it will be a great asset to the children of the village!
FIRST GIRL’S DORM IS COMPLETE!
We just finished Phase One of The Nathan Yip Dormitory for Girls in rural northern Tanzania! When fully developed, 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!
ASAP TEAMS UP WITH PRESTIGIOUS PARTNERS
At the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, ASAP, in collaboration with The Brookings Institution and other world leaders in education, announced a new CGI Commitment to Action, CHARGE, that will improve girls’ secondary education for fourteen million girls over the next five years. As part of this broader effort, ASAP’s Kupanda Project For Girls will create needed infrastructure and programs to increase secondary school graduation rates for girls in rural Tanzania.
Photo by: Paul Morse/Clinton Global Initiative
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%!