Mission Building Schools in East Africa
The Africa School Assistance Project (ASAP) believes that educating children, particularly girls, is fundamental to a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable future for Africa. ASAP is increasing access to education for children in poor, remote areas of East Africa and is developing a Learning Improvement Initiative to enhance teaching quality and classroom learning. ASAP works in accordance with the UN Millennium Development Goals and our projects meet rigorous standards for sustainability cultural appropriateness.
Additionally, ASAP leads groups of American volunteers to work on our school projects to create a cross-cultural understanding between Americans and Africans. We believe this will have long-lasting implications for the world.
ASAP IS EXPANDING!
We are heading into our 7th year and it’s going to be a exciting year of growth and expansion. We expanded our staff to increase school building operations and are expanding into new rural regions of Tanzania. We will be developing two new schools in 2014, with a particular emphasis on keeping girls in school. And, we are partnering with Sun Partners to install solar power at our schools. We are 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, teenage girls are forced into marriage, sexually assaulted or given no chance at an education, ending any chance they may have at a life out of poverty. In 2014, ASAP intends to build a girls’ dormitory at a secondary school to help girls stay in school. Can you help?
Accomplishments Our success continues
WHAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED
Since we began in 2008, we have collaborated with local partners to provide school to 1,000+ students with the help of 103 volunteers. We have built or contributed to the completion 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
ACADEMICS ARE TOP!
Our mission is simple - to build schools so children have a chance at an improved education – and we are seeing remarkable results. Last year, 100% of the first graduating class from Mbasseny Primary passed their gov’t exams and are enrolled in secondary school. Stunning news when compared to the average national graduation rate of 25-30%! And, Mbaaseny and Kirenga Primary are now ranked among the top out of 121 schools in their rural district. This top performance is the thing that makes us most proud!
BE AN ASAP VOLUNTEER IN JUNE, 2014
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 more about our trips in June 2014.
Click here to find out more about volunteering in Africa.