YouthGlobe

SCHOLARSHIPS CHALLENGE; BURUNDI

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PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED

Scholarships for students. 

Learn more about our current distribution challenges and why we focus on interventions that are proven to impact lives.  

 

DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION

Civil war ravaged Burundi from the early 1990s to 2005 with an estimated death toll of 300,000 in a nation of 10 million. The war orphaned tens of thousands of children and shattered the national economy. The country is not able to provide free secondary education in its public schools. However, less than $30 is enough to put a Burundian student through a year of high school which gives Youth Globe the opportunity to be a highly cost-effective platform for donors to make an impact on many young lives.

YouthGlobe sponsors scholarship recipients from six partner high schools in different regions of Burundi. Many of these scholars have recently returned home from refugee camps in Tanzania and are finding ways of reintegrating into their local Burundian communities. YouthGlobe USA will promote and sell the scholarship program to potential patrons, with YouthGlobe South Korea aiding in fundraising efforts. YouthGlobe Burundi will review and admit scholars. 

Scholars are recommended by the headmasters of each partner school. Following the recommendation, YouthGlobe reviews the candidate's academic record and relevant personal information with the consent of the student's parents or legal guardians, or in the absence of a guardian, with the student herself. Applications from candidates who have lost both parents are weighted favorably. YouthGlobe aims fro a 2:1 female-to-male ratio in distributing scholarships. 

 

 

PILOT AND SCALING GOALS

  • Award 100 scholarships within the pilot phase
  • Expand to 12 partner schools during the pilot phase 
  • Collect at least 100 donor pledges to fund scholars during the pilot phase 
  • Scale to 2,000 scholarships by the end of year 1 
  • Collect 2,000 donor pledges to fund scholars by the end of year 1 

 

 

FOUNDING TEAM

Salathiel Ntakirutimana - Director 

Miles Graham - Fundraising Manager 

Nicky Kwon - Partnership Manager 

Ding Zhou - Program Manager