OUR STORY - FROM EDUCATION TO EMPOWERMENT

Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in Africa and in the world, despite it being one of the countries in the world that receives the most aid, particularly from Sweden. One autumn in 2010, Help to Help’s founder Malin Cronqvist stayed in the village of Matema in the Tanzanian countryside. During her stay, Malin began to wonder if there wasn’t a fundamental problem with the way traditional aid works.

If someone is ill, we send out doctors. If someone is hungry, we send food. What would happen, if we didn’t send anything at all?

On site in Tanzania, Malin saw enormous potential in the country, but especially so in the individuals who had become her friend - young adults who passed the equivalent of upper secondary school, but who are now merely getting by with an uncertain future ahead of them. Everyone had big dreams and visions for themselves and how they wanted to change Tanzania. There was really only one problem. The vast majority of young people were bogged down in a giant obstacle - how to afford the school tuition fees for further studies at a university or another institution of higher education.

From Sweden, Malin was indignant over scandals and money swindling in the development assistance industry, something which was in her mind as they brought to light a number of times. That is when she decided to build an organization based on transparency and self-help, with long-term societal effects as the goal.

Help to Help’s acclaimed crowdfunding concept was launched in early 2014 as part of our ambition to make it easier to contribute, as well as making it a more intimate and personalized experience. So far, Help to Help has facilitated the education for 100 students, 41 of which have graduated. 



To guarantee long-term positive effects, Help to Help runs two equally important programmes:

Help to Help Scholarship Program

 

We provide scholarships for higher education. Twice a year, students who lack funds to finance their school fees can apply for a scholarship. We give scholarships to ambitious students with clear ideas on how they can create to societal development.

 

Scholarship Program

Help to Help Skills for Employment Program

 

We counteract unemployment among young people through specific trainings for student and fresh-graduates. We create connections between students and companies through our career network.

 

Skills for Employment Program

OUR WORK

- A VIRTOUS CIRCLE

 

The virtuous circle is our method and our fundamental outlook. Help to Help is not working with resolving all that is negative in the world, but rather we are working to facilitate the good and to create a sustainable positive cycle. This is how it works:

 

1. Selection

Students who have difficulty in being able to financially afford school tuition fees apply for scholarships at Help to Help. Based on a requirements profile, we make a careful selection.

 

2. Crowdfunding

Our selected scholarship recipients present themselves with their profile on our website. Private individuals and companies choose to contribute to the school tuition fees for one or more of these.

 

3. Studies

The students study and communicate frequently on our website, so that everyone can follow them in their progress, both before their examinations at school and during their time in internships.

 

4. Network

The students participate in our training programs and our network, and thus in this way are preparing themselves for their life in the working world.

 

5. Graduation

Students graduate.

 

6. Work

Our beneficiaries start working. They support themselves, their families and will also be able to pay for the next generation’s studies.


 

  • We provide scholarships to students who will become teachers, nurses, doctors, engineers, lawyers.
  • We have provided scholarships for 100 students.

  • 41 of which have graduated so far.

  • Over 800 students have joined our Skills for Employment trainings

JOIN OUR JOURNEY AND DONATE!

 

We believe in joint forces. Whether you are a private person or if you are looking for engaging your company - every donation make a big difference. By investing in higher education, young people in developing countries get an opportunity to change their own and their countries future. There are severel ways to contribute, see the options below.

 

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