At S4Si we seek to identify outstanding female students who have demonstrated academic excellence and community leadership, but who, for reasons of poverty and hardship, would likely not be able to continue past primary school. We then provide a comprehensive scholarship for the entirety of their high school and college years which relieves the financial burden of paying for school. We work to ensure that these young women and their families will never have to choose between an education and putting food on the table.
Our scholarship covers the following items:
- Full tuition for high school
- Transportation to and from school
- School Supplies
- School Meals
- Computer Training
- Supplemental Classes
This scholarship reflects our belief that access to an education is a powerful and effective tool for female empowerment. If given the chance to succeed in school, these girls will go on to become change agents in their communities as doctors, lawyers, and public officials. They certainly have the desire and the potential. All they need now is an opportunity.
Currently we fund the education of 33 girls in Zanzibar, an island off the coast of Tanzania. While their interests vary from chemistry to business and from public education to eradicating malaria, all these girls share a firm commitment to their communities. As they continue to grow and develop, we have no doubt that they will make a positive impact on the lives of those around them.