School Support

school support vulnerable Zambian girls

Janet, A Proud Bakashana Scholarship Grantee

More than 250 girls are attending school thanks to Bakashana scholarships. Full scholarships include school fees, uniforms, books, hygienic supplies, and often-times boarding. For other pupils on partial scholarships, Bakashana works with parents to share the cost of education.

Our scholarships are competitive- involving a three-step application process which includes a written application, interview, and home visit. Through this process, which involves members of our staff, local community and education leaders, and representatives from the Ministry of Education, we aim to select pupils who best demonstrate a balance between academic achievement and financial need.

Bakashana is the only scholarship program operating in Northern Province which can boast an open-application process, meaning anyone may visit our offices to apply. Because our scholarships are so competitive (in 2019 nearly 300 applied and 60 were chosen), scholarship recipients must keep up their academic performance in order to remain on scholarship.

scholarship recipients

Boarding Services are provided at the Bakashana Boarding Center to 20 of our Scholarship applicants each year. Many of these girls are brought into boarding so that they may be removed from a home situation which may not be conducive to their learning and who benefit from a safe, loving environment which helps them reach their full potential. Other boarders are academically gifted girls from far-away villages who board with us so that they may attend the higher quality schools that Kasama, being the Provincial Capital, has to offer.

All scholarship recipients benefit from regular check-ins with our staff who grow with them, and help them identify their strengths while mentoring and supporting them. Grantees also attend Workshops offering them training in Women’s Empowerment, sexual and reproductive health rights, lifeskills, and entrepreneurship.

More than 250 girls are attending school thanks to Bakashana scholarships. Full scholarships include school fees, uniforms, books, hygienic supplies, and often-times boarding. For other pupils on partial scholarships, Bakashana works with parents to share the cost of education.

Our scholarships are competitive- involving a three-step application process which includes a written application, interview, and home visit. Through this process, which involves members of our staff, local community and education leaders, and representatives from the Ministry of Education, we aim to select pupils who best demonstrate a balance between academic achievement and financial need.

Bakashana is the only scholarship program operating in Northern Province which can boast an open-application process, meaning anyone may visit our offices to apply. Because our scholarships are so competitive (in 2019 nearly 300 applied and 60 were chosen), scholarship recipients must keep up their academic performance in order to remain on scholarship.

Janet, A Proud Bakashana Scholarship Grantee

Boarding Services are provided at the Bakashana Boarding Center to 20 of our Scholarship applicants each year. Many of these girls are brought into boarding so that they may be removed from a home situation which may not be conducive to their learning and who benefit from a safe, loving environment which helps them reach their full potential. Other boarders are academically gifted girls from far-away villages who board with us so that they may attend the higher quality schools that Kasama, being the Provincial Capital, has to offer.

scholarship recipients

All scholarship recipients benefit from regular check-ins with our staff who grow with them, and help them identify their strengths while mentoring and supporting them. Grantees also attend Workshops offering them training in Women’s Empowerment, sexual and reproductive health rights, lifeskills, and entrepreneurship.

Bakashana is a community-based, grassroots program. Your contribution, however modest, directly impacts not only the young women we assist, but also their families and greater community.

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