Educar Mais - Support in the acquisition of school material for children in São Tomé
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Educar Mais - Support in the acquisition of school material for children in São Tomé

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...

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  • 23/09/2019

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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.

About the author

Educar Mais (Educate more ) project was founded by Ney Carvalho and Nélida Sambú.

NELIDA SAMBU 


Nélida Djabo Sambu was born in Budjim (Guinea Bissau) in 1995, but has lived in Paço de arcos ( Portugal ) since she was twelve years old. Having studied Tourism and Management at High School, 
She envisages Tourism as one of the most vital elements to promote the country’s economic and infrastructure’s development. Enthusiastic and passionate about other cultures, she took part in the ERASMUS+ programme with which she was able to do a professional internship at a hotel reception in Rome (Italy).
Having had the opportunity to study abroad (Portugal) she recognizes some advantages and aims to support as many African children and young people as possible to progress with their studies. She currently works as a waitress in a five-star hotel restaurant.
In a near future, she intends to graduate in tourism management and marketing.

NEY CARVALHO

Born in São Tomé in 1994, He is passionate about social entrepreneurship. He believes that everyone deserves an opportunity regardless of their place of birth, skin color and sexual orientation. He lived and studied most of his life in São Tomé, having the opportunity to finish high school still in the country He now seeks to help other childrens getting the same opportunity.

Budget and due dates

Educar mais (Educate more) project has been running since February 2019, and since then we have paid a teacher/explanator monthly enough to keep the centre running.  Um this moment, we ask for your help to sponsor the scholarship.

These are values for the purchase of material for a child:

  • One Backpack = 500 Dobras which is equivalent to 20€
  • Two school uniforms = 500 Dobras which is equivalent to 20€
  • 10 notebooks = 250 Dobras which is equivalent to 10€
  • Pens, pencils, rubbers, and pencil sharpeners = 250 Dobras which is equivalent to 10€
  • PPL*** Commissions (7.5%+VAT) = 46.13€
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Mon, 14/10/2019 - 05:05

Tue, 24/09/2019 - 11:52

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23/09/2019

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Wed, 18/09/2019 - 20:21

50% reached

We've just achieved half the target! The glass is now more full than empty ;)

Mon, 16/09/2019 - 12:54

500 Euros

Com os 500€ conseguimos garantir o regresso às aulas de cerca de 10 crianças, fornecendo todo o material necessário para o mesmo. Para nós será uma grande vitória para começar

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Tue, 03/09/2019 - 17:28

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    Com os 500€ conseguimos garantir o regresso às aulas de cerca de 10 crianças, fornecendo todo o material necessário para o mesmo. Para nós será uma grande vitória para começar

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Meet the people helping this dream come true

  • Anonymous

    22/09/2019 - 17:25

  • Ricardo Cabral de Oliveira

    18/09/2019 - 20:21

  • Ana Patrícia Marta Friande

    18/09/2019 - 11:42

    Parabéns pela iniciativa que seja o primeiro ano de muitos a ajudar na educação destas crianças

  • Anonymous

    16/09/2019 - 08:42

  • Liliana Santos Matos

    11/09/2019 - 09:21

  • Anonymous

    11/09/2019 - 01:27

  • Anonymous

    07/09/2019 - 17:59

  • Ana Maria Serras Rodrigues

    07/09/2019 - 13:32

    Como futura profissional de educação sou defensora da educação universal, tenho pena de não ter uma estabilidade que me permita doar mais para esta causa

  • Madalena Machado

    06/09/2019 - 16:17

    Espero/desejo consigam realizar este vosso sonhos, ajudando quem mais precisa. Muito obrigada pela vossa contribuição por um Mundo melhor para Todos

  • Ana Raquel Sobral Almeida

    06/09/2019 - 14:00

  • Anonymous

    05/09/2019 - 10:48

  • Anonymous

    04/09/2019 - 17:33

  • Silvia da Silva Esteves

    03/09/2019 - 17:28

    Grande iniciativa, vamos crescer juntos.

  • Ana Raquel Sobral Almeida

    02/09/2019 - 23:58

  • Anonymous

    02/09/2019 - 18:27

  • Anonymous

    02/09/2019 - 16:29

  • António Moreno

    02/09/2019 - 14:00