Diocesan Project with a Global Impact: The Scholarship Project funds scholarships for secondary school students in our companion Diocese of Western Tanganyika (DWT), Tanzania.
Primary school education in Tanzania is free except for the cost of uniforms. However secondary schools require students to pay tuition in addition to uniforms and books, an amount that many families cannot afford; they can barely provide sufficient food. Tanzania has one of the world’s smallest public secondary school systems. DWT has two private secondary schools that cost $200 a year for day students and $400 a year for students who must board at the school due to its distance from their homes.
The funds donated by The Scholarship Project in 2010 provided slightly more than 400 students with scholarships to attend secondary school. These scholarships were based on financial need and past academic success. The hope for the 2011 school year, which starts in January, is that our diocese can continue the same or increased level of support for these worthy students. Because education of women is important for economic and social development we are continuing to request that half the scholarships go to girls.
You can help! Funds for scholarships need to be received at the Diocesan Office at the beginning of November in order for arrangements to be made to have the students in school in January. All donations are tax deductible.
Make checks payable to Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real
Memo: Tanganyika Scholarships
Mail to: The Diocese of El Camino Real, PO Box 1903, Monterey, CA 93942
Brochures with more information on The Scholarship Project are available in the office at All Saints’, and on Sundays at the back of the church and in the parish hall.