With your help, we want to create a scholarship for children who have been successful each school year, providing them with school materials to motivate them, that way, we would provide financial relief to their parents.
Following our trip to São Tomé e Principe in December 2018, we, Ney Carvalho and Nélida Sambú, came across that many children has abandoned school.
We note that the main reason for the failure of these children is due to the fact that most of them are underloaded with household chores and / or in selling products daily , in order to help their parents with food costs. In this sense, we decided to create what is today the Educar + (Educate more) project, with which we intend to support these children to improve their school performance, thus avoiding their early abandonment. To this end, we have created an explanation centre, where we pay a monthly fee to a tutor who can accompany them throughout each school year.
In order to encourage the parents of these children to allow them to attend the centre regularly, we intend, with everyone's help, to create a small scholarship, which consists of providing school materials for the best performing children every time they return to school.
We believe that in this way we will not only motivate the children to dedicate themselves more, but we will also provide financial relief to their parents.
We know that an academic life can be quite expensive and São Tomé and Príncipe is no exception. Attending higher education in Sao Tome and Principe can become a very difficult process.
Around 86% of young people who enroll in 7th grade, only 15.2% of this group achieve good results by the end of secondary education.
According to the UNDP report. STP is considered one of the poorest countries in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2011, it ranked 144th out of a total of 169 countries. This ranking is mainly explained by the poor quality of education and health service delivery, and low household income.
In 2010, STP had 66.2% of poor citizens. Poverty affects women (71.3%) more than men (63.4%), both as a result of a low level of education. Unemployment affects 27% of the population and underemployment 14% of the active population, with a higher incidence among women.