Junior High & High School Scholarships
Africa Potential provides scholarships for talented Africans, especially teenage girls from poor backgrounds so that they can access secondary and tertiary education. We believe that education is a catalyst for social change.
Imagine a seven-year-old girl having to walk for miles to go to school. Imagine this girl finishing in the top three of her class only to realize that her parents cannot afford to send her to high school—that it takes four years of savings to pay for one year of high school. Good high schools in most sub-Saharan African countries are boarding schools. Some students have to travel over fifty miles to get to their school.
IMAGINE THIS GIRL FINISHING IN THE TOP THREE OF HER CLASS ONLY TO REALIZE THAT HER PARENTS CANNOT AFFORD TO SEND HER TO HIGH SCHOOL.
Government reports indicate that they provide free education, but locals know there is no such thing as free high school. Tuition, room and board, and books are costly. Many parents cannot afford $300–$500 a year for their child to go to high school. When the choice is between a boy and a girl, parents typically support the boy and encourage the 14- or 15-year-old girl to stay at home in the hope of finding a man to marry her.
Africans are being imprisoned or suppressed by abject poverty. Who cares? Africa Potential cares to be at the forefront of identifying these talented individuals and providing scholarships for their education. Please, join us to give one more child an opportunity for a high school education.
“Initially I wanted to be a teacher but I have now realized that I can equally serve the people if I become a doctor… I will continue to study to achieve my aim. After completing medical school, I will stay in the country and serve my people.”
CYNTHIA A. OPREKO
WORAWORA SECONDARY SCHOOL, GHANA
“I thank God who gave me this chance to study. I was very happy when I received the letter from you (referring to a letter from Dan Darko) and this showed love to me…Thank you for making God number one because I also take God as number one in whatever I am doing. I am going to work very hard for better results because I know God has a plan for me.”