AGE Africa’ scholarship fund was launched in 2005 in response to the overwhelming need for financial support for girls’ education. Over the past 12 years the fund has steadily grown from just 6 scholarships to 221 scholarships.
Covering the Full Cost of Education
In Malawi the indirect cost of education can often be more than twice the cost of tuition at secondary schools. AGE Africa’s scholarships not only assist girls with paying school fees but also with: the cost of uniforms, school supplies, transportation, and personal hygiene materials such as sanitary pads. Our scholarships aim to ensure that the most vulnerable girls stay in school and succeed.
Scholarships that Change Lives
In Malawi just 6% of girls complete their secondary education and 50% become child brides. By comparison:
- 96% of AGE Africa scholars complete secondary school
- 91% delay pregnancy and marriage to well beyond their 18th birthday