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A Safe Place to Study at Apne Aap (India)

Apne Aap (India)

Apne Aap’s Kasturba Gandhi Girls School is in the state of Bihar, India close to the border with Nepal. The residential school serves 100 girls who are in danger of being trafficked for sex. Through the school, the girls have a safe place to learn, study, and pursue friendships during the week and still visit with their families on the weekend. Most of the girls are the first in their families to have the chance to receive an education.

This project costs $3000 and includes all of the funding needed for three girls to attend and live at the school for one full year. This includes meals, personal items, and school supplies. Read the LA Times article about the school and see photos here.

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Supplies for Success at the Emusoi Centre (Tanzania)

The Emusoi Centre seeks to address the lack of opportunities for girls’ education within indigenous pastoralist societies. Traditionally, pastoralist girls are married as soon as they reach puberty. For some, this takes place even before a girl has completed primary school. The Emusoi Centre serves as a “safe house” for girls who run away from forced marriage and want to continue with their studies – many of whom are brought in secret to the Centre by their mothers or other concerned relatives. The Centre provides the girls with pre-secondary remedial studies.

At present, there are 50 girls in the pre-secondary program who live at the Emusoi Centre. This project costs $2,000 total and will provide all the necessary school supplies ($40 per girl) for these 50 girls for one full school year.

View the 2019 Funds Report, 2018 Funds Report, the  2017 Fund Report and the 2016 Funds Report.


New Classroom at St Rido School (Uganda)

St. Rido raises awareness in the community about the importance of educating girls in Uganda and provides primary education and vocational training to 122 girls that would otherwise not be able to afford it. The school focuses on girls that have been orphaned or are disabled and offers them an education so that they can provide for themselves.

In order to strengthen and expand their vocational training program, the school is constructing a new block of classrooms. This project will provide supplies to paint the new classrooms ($650) and electrical installation ($1500) that will provide power for internet connection, lighting, and tools for the vocational courses. The project will cost $2,150 total and will be completed over the course of a year.

View the 2019 Funds Report, the 2018 Funds Report and the 2017 Funds Report.


Clean Water and Toiletries at the Unatti Group Home for Girls  (Nepal)

The Unatti Foundation’s Girls’ Home serves 20 girls ages 5-18 years old in Bhaktapur, Nepal. The group home creates a long-term, loving family and provides the girls with a safe and supportive environment to eat, sleep, learn, play, and live. The Unatti Foundation sponsors 13 years of formal school education for all residents of the Unatti Group Home for Girls.

Just like in any home, access to clean water must be purchased, and the girls in the Unatti home need funding for toiletries and basic supplies. This project cost $1,740 in total and will fund toiletries ($125 per month) and clean water ($20 per month) for all the girls in the house.

View the 2019 Funds Report, the 2018 Funds Report, the 2017 Funds Report and the 2016 Funds Report.


Solar Power for Connectivity at The Bumpe School (Sierra Leone)

The Kposowa Foundation - Pen Pals

The Bumpe School serves 620 students in Bumpe, a town in the southern district of Sierra Leone. Students in the area face many obstacles to education and the school addresses these obstacles by working with parents and local village leaders to ensure regular school attendance.

In a village without electricity, solar panels are what provide power to 12 computers in their computer lab, which is the very first computer lab in the region. One hundred students and teachers are already registered to participate in computer classes in groups of 12. This project costs $1800 and will supply funding for the second solar panel that powers the computer lab for The Bumpe School.

Watch a CNN Interview with Bumpe Co-founder Sarah Culberson.

View the 2019 Funds Report, 2018 Funds Report, the 2017 Funds Report and the 2016 Funds Report.