1. QUALITY EDUCATION

Red Sweater Project's focus on quality education has set us apart since the beginning. Our success is not defined by the number of schools we build, but by the effectiveness of our graduates as leaders in their communities. In 2013, Mungere students scored in the top quarter of schools in our region and second in the district. In 2016, the school graduated its first Form IV class. Every Mungere graduate passed their national exams, compared with only 27% nationally. The Tanzania Ministry of Education has recognized Red Sweater Project as a successful school model that gets quick results while investing in a long-term vision.


2. GENDER EQUALITY

Boys respect girls when they see them compete and win on a level playing field. Whether it’s in math or on the soccer pitch, educating girls alongside boys can shift the thinking of an entire community. We see this come to life every day at the Mungere School. Girls who first walked in the door with heads hung low and eyes glued to the floor blossom into confident young women who know they are intelligent and capable leaders. The young men who learn and grow alongside them cannot help but see them as equals.

TASIANA: A LEADER ON AND OFF THE PITCH

Read one teacher's account of student Tasiana's journey to becoming captain of the boys soccer team and the impact she is having on her teammates.

Tasiana warming up with the soccer team

3. RESPONSIBLE INNOVATION

Learning to power a computer lab with the sun, turn waste into compost, and help students study past sundown without using up the family's fuel supply are just a few examples of the types of problem solving Red Sweater Project loves. We actively practice responsible innovation by teaching and implementing creative solutions, using sustainable technologies, and working with innovative, thoughtful partners.

Examples can be seen throughout campus:

  • • Composting toilets
  • • An organic community farm
  • • Solar-powered classrooms
  • • Pocket-sized solar-powered lanterns used by students to study at night

PARTNER WITH US

If you would like to partner with us, send a message to info@redsweaterproject.org.

PART OF A BIGGER STORY

ALIGNED WITH THE UN’S GOALS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The UN has set the new bar for success in global growth by defining 17 goals for sustainable development. At Red Sweater Project, we're already on track.

HOW WE’RE CREATING CHANGE:

  • • Increasing access to education, which is known to also lower poverty rates
  • • Providing sanitation and health services to improve an entire community
  • • Teaching and promoting sustainable farming techniques to help community members fight hunger
  • • Providing access to renewable energy resources, while teaching responsible consumption, to protect the environment
  • • Increasing access to information and technology

Explore the Sustainable Development Goals to guide development actions from 2015—2030 >

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