Increasing access for all children to quality education and supporting motivated and exceptional students’ continuing education.
The Dandabu Project has worked to increase students’ access to quality education. We have made this a cornerstone of our work to support the vulnerable children of Dandabu. Prior to The Dandabu Project’s involvement, no students were able to pass the national exam to continue schooling past junior secondary school, attendance was low, and girls education has historically come second to boys. As we make progress, more students every year pass the national exam,
more girls than boys are now attending school, and attendance continues to increase every year. As we work to increase access and provide the
opportunity for an inclusive and quality education, The Dandabu Project is working to remove financial barriers through scholarships and student fee waivers. We aim to increase the number of students who pass the national exam and provide those students assistance in continuing their education at the Senior Secondary level and beyond. Moreover, each student and/or family is required to pay a fee to attend school. Traditionally, this fee is the only financial support provided to the school for expenses like teachers’ stipends and other school resources. However, the fee serves as a barrier to accessing education for many families. We strive to lower student fees and eventually remove them, providing free education to all students in the area. Finally, we understand that educating girls can transform lives and break the cycle of poverty, starting with the community of Dandabu. The Dandabu Project works to support girls’ learning and remove barriers to education that young females face.