Through our program, GPN Education, we have assisted local groups and individual students to increase access to education in a number of remote areas. Your generous donations have funded school tuition, school supplies and also the basic necessities of life for disadvantaged children who would otherwise not be able to attend school. You have also supported construction of a school in the remote village of Buguma where local people provided the effort to construct a classroom with materials donated through GPN.
Just in this past year, the government of Tanzania has eliminated tuition for public schools through to the completion of high school. This has almost doubled school enrolments. However, we still face the reality that only about 10% of boys and 4% of girls finish high school in rural areas. One of the most important barriers to education is poverty which forces children into the labour force. Your donation of $30 Canadian dollars per month provides sufficient support to a single-parent family to allow a young girl or boy to complete their education and lift their family out of poverty.