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Willmann Scholarship Fund

In the Mara region of Tanzania, the odds are stacked against girls in their pursuit of education. Economic, environmental, and societal pressures often lead girls to dropping out of school. Research has shown that girls who complete secondary school have healthier and better educated families, but in rural Tanzania less than 5% of girls will complete their secondary education.

In 2018, TDS launched the Rose and Karl Willmann Scholarship Fund to support high-achieving girls in their pursuit of a quality education. Willmann Scholars are girls that come from low-income households and graduated at the top of their class. Qualifying girls are also interviewed by a panel of community leaders to determine character and motivation. If selected, girls are provided with a full scholarship to attend Nyegina Secondary School, a private boarding school with full science labs, a modern girl's dormitory, and the Madaraka Nyerere Library and Community Resource Center. 

By becoming a contributor to the Rose and Karl Willmann Scholarship Fund, you are helping change the future for dozens of gifted girls in the Mara. A full scholarship is $900 annually and covers all the expenses for a girl to attend Nyegina Secondary. A monthly donation of $75 is an affordable way to sponsor a girl. Consider changing the life of a girl and her future family by becoming a sponsor today. 

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