What is the “Bridge the Gap Challenge”?
The Bridge the Gap Challenge is a fundraising challenge, in support of Asante Africa’s Bridge the Gap Course, which will help students transition from primary to secondary school successfully. Asante Africa’s Bridge the Gap Course preps students in an 11-week program during which students have in-person, intensive 8-hour days learning English, math, and other skills to adequately prepare for transition from primary to secondary school.
The course also includes a “Get Started Kit” eliminating some of the financial barriers children face. This package includes uniforms, learning materials, as well as 1 year of personal hygiene supplies.
GOAL: Sending youth to the Bridge the Gap Course
What is the Need?
In primary schools across East Africa, students are predominantly taught in Swahili yet by the time they arrive in secondary school they are expected to learn in English causing students to be unprepared and drop out. The aim of the match is to help adolescent children, coming from rural communities, the opportunity to advance to secondary school with financial and academic aid from Asante Africa Foundation.
Every dollar counts!
Quest Foundation has generously offered to support a dollar-for-dollar match, meaning every dollar you donate will be doubled and make twice the impact.
DID YOU KNOW?
In Tanzania, only 29% of rural girls transitioned successfully,
primarily due to cost and language barriers.
WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM INCLUDE?
Investing in the Next Generation
Give the gift of education and opportunity.
The youth of the next generation are eager to map their dreams, build the skills to architect their futures, and serve as agents of change. Your gift is an investment in catalyzing progressive change that will impact innumerable lives and transform global communities for the better.
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