Arise Africa offers college, university, or continuing education scholarships. These go to individuals who have proven a desire to attend school for a particular degree or trade and have a strong character. College in Zambia is about $2,500 USD a year. We also provide a monthly stipend for the individuals in our program so that they focus only on their school work and do not have to worry about living expenses while in school. Statistics show that only 2% of people in Zambia receive a college education or speciality training. By giving someone that opportunity it drastically improves their lives. In a country that has high unemployment rates, having a college education enables you to get a job much easier than others. Arise Africa also is passionate about helping make strong leaders for the country of Zambia and this is a very important program for the individuals who are in it. If you choose to help support these individuals each donor receives a quarterly report on the individual's progress and school grades. You also have the opportunity to write them letters and receive communication from them.
We currently have two Scholarship Recipients:
Benson is attending college for a degree in social work. He currently is in his second year out of three. Benson hopes to work for the government in the social welfare department or with a Non Profit in Zambia upon graduation. He has already done intern positions with the government and gained great experience.
Benson first came to Arise Africa after knowing Alissa Hollimon and working with her on a photography book project documenting the lives of orphan and vulnerable children. He worked with Alissa for 4 months in Zambia and helped her take photos in many communities and villages throughout the country.
Doris is seen here with Alissa Hollimon. Doris is currently working on her accounting degree. She had already taken some courses and had to stop due to funding issues. Through a generous donor in America, Doris is back in school and on track to finish a very detailed and intense Zambian accounting degree in 4 years.