SCHOLARSHIP CHALLENGE; ETHIOPIA
PROVEN INTERENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED
A scholarship program via a social fundraising platform.
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DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION
In Ethiopia, 80% of girls are enrolled in primary school but only 30% continue on to secondary school. It costs approximately USD 18 a month to keep a girl in high school, a sum that most families cannot afford. The aim of SponsorHer! is to support poor and bright girls in Ethiopia to go to high school through a scholarship program funded by a network of expatriate (and other) mothers as well as their families and friends at home. Believing that this target group wants to be more than passive donors, SponsorHer! is going to enable them to build a personal relationship with the sponsored girls through a social fundraising network and to easily motivate others to participate. At the same time, SponsorHer! will enable foreign companies operating in Ethiopia to enhance their social responsibility by engaging in corporate sponsorships. Being able to build on the team's experience on the ground, pre-existing networks and social media, SponsorHer! is going to provide a cost-effective scholarship program for girls with extremely low overhead costs to maximize impact.
PILOT AND SCALING GOALS
- Fund 100 scholarships during the pilot phase
- Sponsor 680 girls by the end of year 1
- Gain 10 corporate or institutional partners by the end of year 1
- Support 5,000 girls through scholarships by the end of year 2
Viola Csordas - Co-Founder
Maria Zandt - Co-Founder