- Project regions:
Tori, Zè, Atlantique, Benin
- Project started date: November 2010
- Project partners:
- Population targeted:
Secondary school students
- Project status:
Cercle Social offers scholarships to disadvantaged students, covering their tuition fees and the cost for their school supplies. Secondary schools in Tori-Agouako, Gbéto, Zè, and Sèdjè-Dénou, which are located within the Atlantique department in Benin, are eligible for these scholarships. We keep track of both a recipient’s grades and social life for the purposes of ensuring the best level of school productivity. As long as recipients meet our academic requirements, we renew their scholarship until they complete their secondary studies.
Every year Cercle Social connects several willing sponsors to numerous orphaned and disadvantaged youths in South Benin. The sponsors agree to finance the secondary studies of these youths. For sponsored students, the sponsors are responsible for paying school expenses on their behalf. For students who are not sponsored, Cercle Social takes the responsibility of paying these costs.
Together with secondary schools and Social Services, Cercle Social selects recipients based on their need and academic record. Our goal is to help students who want to continue their education so that they can ensure the best possible future for themselves especially those who currently do not have the resources to do so.
Our team makes periodic visits to students’ schools and homes in order to inquire about their academic and personal environments.
Project target population
This project aims to help those in need within the Atlantique department in South Benin; more specifically, we target orphans and the disabled especially young girls within these groups. To achieve success in this project, we work closely with local leaders, Social Services, our partners, and school administrations.
- Withdrawals and dropouts from school
- Non-payment of tuition and fees
- Lack or insufficiency of books and other school supplies
- Low enrollment rates for girls
- Lack of study time after class
- Lack or insufficiency of school infrastructures
- More than 260 disadvantaged students could continue their secondary studies
- Increase in the success rate for girls in our partner schools
- Poor students have uniforms, books, and other school supplies like other students
- Reduction in the dropout rates in our partner schools