Agape Knowledge Open School educates up to 65 girls. These courageous students are some of the 14 to 18 year olds in Shinyanga Region from legal child, early and forced marriage (59%), usually pregnant. National law bans them from the public school system. Girls come here from all around Tanzania because they choose to live in safety from gender-based violence and continue their education.
Agape Knowledge Open School is officially registered, #IAE/OS/0273, to offer secondary education through Open and Distance Learning for Out-of-school Youth. Students are empowered to rise above ignorance and poverty and to create greater opportunities for development. They graduate with their secondary school certificates, but also train in sustainable food production and agribusiness.
We need to complete the construction of a dormitory so that we can then upgrade our classroom spaces. We plan to prepare a self-sufficient well that provides reliable, clean and affordable water for better hygiene and improved crop yields. We imagine adding a roof to our latrine block, too... Our girls have many dreams to realize!
Kindly contribute so that we can help build hope and dignity. These girls work hard to inspire respect for human rights and social justice. Cuso International advisors partner with local Agape AIDS Control Programme volunteers to encourage their full potential for health, happiness and prosperity.
Supporting education for girls realizes 9 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, and is ranked #6 of 80 actions that impact global warming. We thank you for your investment in change toward a successful future for all.