AAH’s Secondary School Scholarship Program enables AAH graduates to achieve what a few years ago was an unimaginable dream: attending secondary school. (Secondary school is the equivalent of middle and high school in the U.S.) In 2012, more than 255 village children were attending quality secondary boarding schools on AAH scholarships.
AAH secondary school scholarships are funded by our Akisoferi Wamundu Fund for the Future. Akisoferi Wamundu is the father of John Wanda, AAH’s Co-founder. His dedication to education helped ensure John stayed in school and studied hard, and inspired the vision of AAH.
Highlights of the Secondary School Scholarship Program
Academics: Students are expected to work hard and present their report cards for review by AAH administrators during each term break. They must maintain a specified grade level to continue the scholarship.
Vetted Schools: Students attend secondary schools vetted and regularly assessed by AAH both for quality academics and sensitivity to children coming from rural areas. We partner with these schools to help students as they move far from home for the first time in their lives.
Community Service: Students return to the village and perform community service under AAH’s guidance during term breaks. This instills a sense of responsibility to give back to their communities. Students help tutor younger children, work in the library, clinic, or on the farm, and do projects on the school compound.
Mentoring and Oversight: A team of AAH teachers, administrators and volunteers help students prepare for and transition to secondary school. Student evaluations are reviewed each term so that concerns about academic performance or emotional adjustment can be addressed immediately.
Child Sponsorship: As with our primary school students, most secondary scholarship students are sponsored by a donor who supports AAH financially and develops a special bond with the child. One of the highlights of the school year is the arrival of a big bundle of sponsor letters three times a year. Learn more.