The Kilema Support Fund Tuition Project
Location: Kilema, Tanzania
The Kilema Support Fund Tuition Project has provided scholarship assistance since 2008 to a cohort of 65 disadvantaged children and youth in Kilema District, Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania.
While many students have completed studies since then, KSF still funds up to 15 students annually at all levels, particularly university. Access to education both for boys and girls is a challenge in this rural area where income generated by subsistence farming on ever smaller plots fails to keep pace with rising educational costs. Education for youth is highly valued at Kilema and is widely viewed as a source of hope for individuals, families and communities. This project evolved in response to requests from parents, grandparents, community leaders and local physicians to help disadvantaged children both reach their educational goals and broaden their economic security in the future.
Secure funding to continue supporting our students and grow the educational opportunities available to this district.