CHISOMO SCHOLARSHIPS

CHISOMO SCHOLARSHIPS

CHISOMO SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The logic is simple.  Many experts have argued about the effectiveness of some of the programs that organizations and people groups implement in third world countries but few can argue about the importance of education.  While in the first world the education narrative centers around college, in many developing countries kids struggle to make it to and through secondary school [high school] often due to lack of tuition and fees.  We are not so out of touch to think that we can send all of those kids through school but we can do something.

SCHOLAR ATHLETE FUND
One of the biggest problems with sports inspired development in Africa is the lack of parental involvement.  To many parents the pursuit of sports as a career is just a distraction from academic development.  Many parents have seen their kids follow a sports career path that ultimately led to nothing either due to their kid getting injured and not being able to play anymore or just due to a mere lack of opportunities.  This is why we introduced the scholar athlete program.

Program Vision:
The vision of the scholar athlete program is to encourage Chisomo athletes to work hard and continue to improve academically by rewarding students that do.  Our desire is that the pursuit of academics will encourage parents to engage in the development work that Chisomo continues to do in communities.

How it Works:
10 athletes are selected to be part of the program each semester.  Some of the students get their education covered for the whole year while other students get help with school supplies, school uniforms, etc.  The students are selected on the basis of grade improvement, development in character, improvement in their sport, and degree of need.  Each semester our mentors decide which athletes they think should get the scholarships.

Chisomo Idea 2011-2012 Scholar Athletes:
-Mike Jamali
-Yusuf Ali
-Jamali Ali
-Awalu Ali
-Chester Chamwala
-Sofi Issah
-Thokozani Banda
-Austin Kasitomu
-Lazarus Phiri
-Edward Potfar Likoswe [Mboma]

GLY JONES SECONDARY SCHOOL AWARD

This is the first of a kind scholarship fund given to 6 of our scholar athletes.  It was administered by Glyn Jones Private Secondary School in Chinsapo, Malawi.

2012 Student List:

-Samalani Daniel

-Milliward Harrison

-Mathews Mathayo

-Charles Phiri

-Judith Gama

-Omegar James

WATCH THE ENCOUNTER THAT STARTED IT ALL

THE SIMPLE TRUTH:

*Many of us spend in one night what a kid in Malawi can use to go to school for the entire year.  This is not supposed to make you feel guilty, it is supposed to help you imagine.

YOUR OPTIONS:

*School fees and tuition:  Around $15 per term plus other fees which will add up to about $65 a year since there are 3 terms in a year  [This is the minimum number]

*School supplies and other necessities:  $35 a year [This is what you can add]

GET INVOLVED:

*Donate through our Paypal account online. Click the ONE TIME or RECURRING donation button on the right.  Please indicate SCHOLARSHIP FUND for your funds to go towards this program.

*To get involved in the CHISOMO Scholarship fund please email Derek Hess, derek@chisomoidea.com OR call 925-408-6311