- Social Innovation Fellowship
The School Fund is an online, person-to-person, funding platform that addresses educational inequality in the developing world. We connect students otherwise unable to continue their education because of school fees, with donors (we call them funders) around the world. Students create profile pages outlining their financial needs (eg. $30 tuition, $40 uniform, $25 school supplies). Schools will also be able to create profile pages, and request items to improve their facilities and quality of education.
Our first partner school is Lugalo Secondary School, in Iringa Tanzania, where we are funding 32 students for the Jan-Nov 2010 year. However, cost and quality of school are not issues unique to Tanzania; The School Fund hopes to eventually expand throughout Africa, and the world, to provide opportunity to any student who wishes to continue their education, and any school that wishes to improve the quality of learning on their campus.