Our Model

We pursue our mission by providing comprehensive education scholarships for young women in secondary school and university. Currently we work in Zanzibar, an island off the coast of Tanzania, where female students face significant challenges in continuing their education past primary school. If given the chance to continue studying, though, they will go on to become leaders in their community and in their country.

At the heart of our organization is a belief that access to an education can be transformative. As college students, we understand the importance of a university degree, so we work in partnership with government officials and local community leaders to identify outstanding female students who need financial support to continue their studies. The idea is to share the opportunity that we already enjoy.

Our organization is run entirely by students (hence our name), and while it is a challenge to forgo full-time staff, we believe that students have the capacity and passion to affect positive change. This is as true of those who volunteer on our campus as it is for our scholarship recipients. The S4Si Scholars are our peers, and their perseverance in the face of adversity inspires us every day.

Nevertheless, it is you, our supporters, who ultimately make this organization possible. Your generous contributions of time and money sustain our scholarships and empower our Scholars to pursue their dreams. Therefore, our goal is to be a responsible and direct channel for you to give these students the chance to go to school and continue on the path to success.