Although government funded primary public education exists, there are fees that must be covered by the children's families. Along with the uniform and basic supplies such as paper, pencils and a school bag these fees cover meals, books and often the student's desk. Inability to pay fees or not having school supplies or even not having the correct shoes may result in the child being refused the opportunity to continue attending classes or sit for exams which means withheld results slips, diplomas and certification necessary to pursue employment or further their education.
People For Progress Foundation, provides sponsorship for young children at schools in Machame, Tanzania located on the southeast slope of Mount Kilimanjaro. We also sponsor school age children in Kenya who otherwise would not be able to afford school fees.
Priscilla is one of the sponsored students in Tanzania. She, her single mom and her siblings who live together in a small house face a struggle to survive. Priscilla's grades and her confidence have improved since being sponsored by People For Progress Foundation.
Contributors to the student sponsorship initiative of People For Progress Foundation empower children like Priscilla to reach towards a brighter future, improving the lives of their families and giving them greater opportunities to escape the cycle of poverty.