1X Your Donation = 2X the Impact


Aug 15 – Oct 15

All donations (up to ~ $50K) will be matched 1:1

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 250 Tanzanian 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 include 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 250 Tanzanian youth to the Bridge the Gap Course

What is the Need?

In Tanzanian primary schools, 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 the rural communities in the regions of Tanga, Kilimanjaro, and Arusha, 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.


In Tanzania, only 29% of rural girls transitioned successfully,
primarily due to cost and language barriers.


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