Help us make an impact!
At Anchored Tees, we're passionate about being the hands and feet of Jesus. We want to make a difference! And we know you do, too.
For each product you purchase, we donate $1 to give the gift of education to girls in the Chumbi village of the Rufiji District of Tanzania!
Our Missions Impact
The African Community Advancement Initiative has created the Patrick Muthomi Mutai Scholarship Fund to enable girls from the Chumbi Village in the Rufiji District of Tanzania to attend secondary school!
Attending school in Tanzania is different than Western schools.
Primary school is required (but not strictly enforced) for grades 1 - 7.
After Grade 7, all students are required to pass a test to move on to secondary school.
Students that do not pass the test enter the real world looking for work.
Students that pass the test are permitted to move on to secondary school, which lasts for four years and is the equivalent of high school in the U.S.
Tuition is free for secondary school, however, there are a host of other indirect expenses that families must cover in order for the student to attend secondary school.
The average family in Chumbi village, in the Rufiji District of Tanzania, makes less than $1 per day for the whole family!
Therefore, most families cannot afford to send their students to secondary school, even if they have passed the entrance test.
Here's where you can help!
$300 will cover one girl’s secondary school expenses for one year:
- Books and School supplies
- Mathematics tables
- Annual Dormitory Fees (walking miles to school is not a safe option for many girls)
For each product you purchase, we automatically donate $1 to the Patrick Muthomi Mutai Scholarship Fund. Together we will change the life of an African girl!
Want to give more? Donate directly to ACAI. Click here to learn more.
Proven Long-Term Impact
Increased Student Motivation
Since ACAI launched this program in 2015, they have motivated more students in Chumbi village to study hard to pass the secondary school entrance test!
Students now realize that their efforts will not be wasted and they are working hard to qualify. In fact, the number of students that qualify for secondary school has been doubling each year!
Every student who passes the test is currently provided with books and uniforms by ACAI. But we want to help provide a full scholarship for each of the girls who have earned this opportunity!
ACAI is currently providing full scholarships to 28 deserving girls. Let's help them multiply their positive impact in Tanzania!
Building Generational Blessings
Studies have shown the direct correlation between education and development. Rural sub-Saharan Africa is one of the least developed places on earth.
But there is hope! Because of initiatives like ACAI secondary school scholarships, more students with higher educations will have increased opportunities to help transform their villages by giving back to their region.
Some of these students will eventually be provided the opportunity of a lifetime by attending university in the future.
It’s Personal to Us!
Why are we so passionate about making an impact with this project?
We have a long background in education. We are both teachers, our mom is a teacher, our aunts and our grandmas are teachers. We know firsthand the importance of education!
And this particular scholarship hits close to home, because it honors the memory of a family member, Patrick Muthomi Mutai.
Two Powerful Ways to Give
How will you help us make an impact in the lives of girls in the Chumbi Village?
Buy a tee! For each product you purchase, we automatically donate $1 to the Patrick Muthomi Mutai Scholarship Fund, where $300 provides a full scholarship for one student for one year. Every dollar counts! Let’s see how many girls we can sponsor together in 2019! Go to our shop to make your purchase.
Want to give more? Donate directly through ACAI and give $300 for a full scholarship for one student this year. Click here to learn more.
Questions? Want to know more about or connection to ACAI or the Patrick Muthomi Mutai Scholarship Fund? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org