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We thank you for your generosity by sponsoring the EDUCATION of girls in Mozambique! Because of you, these girls are equipped with everything they need to get a powerful education and have a brighter future.

Grab a cup of tea and settle in to explore this Sponsor Toolkit where you will get to “meet” the girls and the schools, find out all of the important calendar dates, read the answers to all of your questions in the FAQs section, add your profile to the sponsor community section, and even download creative assets to share your sponsorship with your community!

If you still have any questions at all regarding sponsorship, the girls, or our work in Mozambique, send us an e-mail at info@kurandza.org.

 
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*Please note that all dates are projected and therefore subject to change.

 
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+ What do I pay for when I sponsor a girl?

When you sponsor the core education of a girl, you’re paying for all school fees, a uniform, a backpack, books, school supplies (depending on the grade, this could include notebooks, pens and pencils, or also could include a ruler set and compass), and transportation costs for one girl for one year of school. When you sponsor the Holistic Education of a girl, you are providing her with her core education plus after-school programming, which includes tutoring, camps, health education, extracurricular activities, field trips, parent-teacher conferences and more!

+ How often will I receive updates about the girls?

You will receive quarterly updates about the girls (December, March, June, August). We also love to send at least one yearly update in the mail, so make sure that your e-mail and mailing addresses are up-to-date. If you would like to know additional information about the girls, feel free to e-mail our team at info@kurandza.org.

+ What's the difference between sponsoring a girl monthly and yearly?

When you sponsor a girl yearly, it means that every September your sponsorship renews. When you sponsor a girl monthly, it means that the yearly fee is divided into 12 monthly payments. Sponsoring a girl monthly is a recurring commitment. The initial 12-month commitment ensures that the girl(s) you are sponsoring can continue in school for one full year and avoid disruption of classes throughout the school-year. We hope that you will continue on past the 12-month minimum commitment!

+ Can I meet the girl(s) I'm sponsoring?

We believe in the dignity of each girl and their right to privacy, to not want to be photographed or to have donors know personal aspects of their lives. For this reason we do not ‘match’ a girl to a sponsor, instead each year a group of sponsors, sponsors a group of girls to attend school. In addition to serving as a way to respect privacy, it also helps keep administrative costs down which means more funding is available for education. You can, however, meet a group of girls who do like to be photographed and interviewed!

+ What If I’m having trouble continuing my monthly payments?

We get that unexpected life circumstances change, so we have 3 options for people who are having difficulty making the monthly payments to relieve your burden and also ensure that the girls stay in school. The first option is to “pause” your sponsorship for a month and pick-up the sponsorship afterwards. This means that you would end up paying for one extra month longer to make up for the paused month. The second option is to stop monthly payments and pay for the rest of the school year in one lump sum. The last option is to transfer your sponsorship to someone else. If you are having trouble continuing your monthly payments, contact us as soon as possible so that we can help you choose the best payment plan based on your situation.

+ How many students are in a class? What are the ages? What are the subjects?

Typically there are 45 students in each class. Our pre-school students start at the age of 3 years-old, and we're supporting students through high school. The subjects that they study are Math, Portuguese, English, History, Geography, Civil Moral Education, Art, Music, Natural Sciences, and “Office” (similar to Home Economics). For more information about our girls and the schools, visit our Meet the Girls section below.

+ Can I send a letter to the girl I’m sponsoring?

We love letters from our sponsors! We collect all the letters and bring them to Mozambique once a year and read these letters to the group of girls. If the letters are in English (and not Portuguese), we will translate the letter for the girls. If you would like to address a specific age group or grade, please specify in the letter (for example: pre-schoolers, teens, etc). You can send your letters to:

Kurandza P.O. Box 751013 Petaluma, California 94975

+ How can I get more involved with Kurandza?

We love building long-term relationships with our sponsors and supporters! If you own a business and would like to donate a portion of business revenue to our cause every month, click here! You can also donate your birthday to Kurandza, host an event on our behalf, write a blog post for Kurandza, or contact us at info@kurandza.org with other ideas for collaboration!

+ Can I come visit the girls in Mozambique?

Yes! We have a yearly Empowerment Trip to Mozambique where you can come volunteer and meet the girls in our sponsorship program. The next trip is in June. Limited space is available. Click here to apply!

+ What is the difference between a sponsor and a giveback partner?

Whereas a sponsor is an individual or business that directly sponsors the education and school supplies of one girl or more, for at least one educational year, a Giveback Partner is a business which joins the Giveback Partnership Program, a specific ongoing collaboration with Kurandza which is promoted by both the business and the organization to bring more awareness to the mission and to the philanthropic investment customers are making. Giveback Partners donate unrestricted donations that help fund our greatest need at the time. If you’re interested in learning more about our Giveback Partnership program, click here.

+ What if my address changes? How do I update that?

If your mailing address changes and needs to be updated, please e-mail our team at info@kurandza.org with the address change so that we can make sure to update your profile on Donorbox. We also sometimes send notes about or photos of the girls in the mail, and we want to make sure that we have your correct address so that you can receive them!

+ What if my credit card changes?

To change your payment information, go to www.donorbox.org and log in to your donor account by clicking the Donor Login link at the top of the page. If you haven’t set up your account via the setup email, please click on the Retrieve My Account link below the login button.

You will then have access to your Monthly Donation Plans. Click the Edit button to the right of the donation plan that you wish to edit.

Then click on Update Payment Method to update your credit card information.

Fill out your credit card information and then click on Update Card.

 
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  • There are 200 girls in our program (and 5 boys!)!

  • 22 girls are in pre-school, 158 girls are in elementary school, and 20 girls are in secondary school.

  • We are also helping 5 boys go to pre-school!

  • The ages range from 3-years-old to 17-years-old.

  • We have 5 partner schools (see below).

  • The girls we choose for our program are most vulnerable, meaning that they either: are orphans, their parents don’t work, their parents have mental or physical disabilities or ailments, they have been abused, they have been or are street kids, or they themselves have mental or physical disabilities.

  • Some of the girls’ household chores include: grinding corn, cooking, washing clothes, washing dishes, taking care of their younger siblings, carting water, cleaning the house and the yard, and going to the farm to cultivate crops.

  • The average family size of these girls is one with 6 children.

  • Before our program, the high school girls had to walk approximately 7 miles to school, and it was dangerous because of the crime on the way to school.

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Top photo: Sister Percia, one of the teachers at our pre-school. Bottom left photo: Percina C., one of our educators who focuses on health and ministry. Bottom right photo: Gina, one of our educators who focuses on nutrition, leadership, and empowerment.


 
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  • We work with a total of 5 partner schools: 3 elementary schools, 1 high school, and 1 pre-school.

  • The elementary schools and high school are public schools that meet either from 8am - 12pm or 2pm - 6pm every weekday.

  • The pre-school is a private school run by Mozambican nuns. Because it’s private, school goes from 7am - 3pm every day.

  • We have a strong partnership with the pre-school and have been able to fund special projects like painting the classrooms and a dormitory build to further develop capacity.

  • There are typically 45 students per classroom (and varies based on the grade), and they study the following subjects: Math, Portuguese, English, History, Geography, Civil Moral Education, Art, Music, Natural Sciences, and “Office” (similar to Home Economics).

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ALEX & ANDREA SARDI,
WE ARE ANDREX

“We are sponsoring a girl because we believe everyone should have the opportunity to get an education, seek a bright future, set goals, overcome challenges and to most importantly dream BIG! It’s truly an amazing feeling knowing that this cause can make a difference in girls lives in Africa.”

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Isa-Welly Locoh-DonoH, isa welly Pilates & WEllness

“I truly believe that the future of Africa depends on Education. In a continent that is growing fast, empowering young girls and giving them the tools to choose their future is key. Kurandza, thank you for the work you are doing in Mozambique. It's an honour being part of your support team."

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LIV HADDEN, SELF-AWARE MILLENNIAL PODCAST

“I signed up to sponsor a girl because I believe in supporting women, and because I know the only way to change the world is to empower individuals through education and opportunity.”


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Kimberly Pendleton, women’s empowerment coaching

"I'm a huge supporter of education! I love that Kurandza makes it possible for girls to learn. It truly changes everything. It is so beautiful to feel so united in the goal of freedom. Kurandza is such a reminder of what we want in life, to let our work and action make it possible for everyone to create the life of their dreams."

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NIKI WELLS,
NIKI WELLS COACHING

"The reason why I am supporting the girls is that I believe that everyone is on this planet for a reason. And when you are given an opportunity to rise up above your current situation, well that is an opportunity to expand your mind and have an impact on the people around you."

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Nicole Lynn DURR,
The Zenly Shop

“Since becoming a sponsor, I have received handwritten thank you cards, email updates, pictures and success stories from Kurandza’s school for girls. I’m so grateful to be a part of this loving community. We have a shared mission to empower girls – not just with holistic education and healthcare – but with big hopes and dreams for a bright future.”

 

Want to be featured?

Click below to add your profile to our Sponsor Community page!

 
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Below are some photos and graphics that you are welcome to use to share on social media/your website about the impact that you’ve been making through your sponsorship! Please see the creative assets below!


REMINDERS

 
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Hashtags to use:   

  • #IStandForGirls

  • #IStandForGirls2019

Tags to use:     

  • Instagram: @lovekurandza

  • Facebook: /Kurandza

  • Twitter: @lovekurandza

  • Pinterest /Kurandza

Image Disclaimer         

Kurandza holds copyright and/or exclusive rights to all images in this toolkit. Images are to be used for Kurandza campaigns only. When sharing a Kurandza image, please tag and mention Kurandza. Please do not use or replicate images for other posts or campaigns.

Note: If you are sponsoring girl(s) through your business, you may use the term “sponsor” or “supporter”. We respectfully ask that you do not use the term “partner” as this is reserved for our Giveback Partners. If you would like more information about becoming a Giveback Partner, click here.


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SOCIAL MEDIA BLURBS

 
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BLURB #1

Did you know that the majority of girls in the world lack access to primary education? Something that we take for granted everyday is a life-altering privilege for others.

This year though, I’ve joined in with Kurandza to help make a difference by sponsoring the education of a girl! The non-profit, based in Mozambique, believes that educating young girls is the strongest way to empower entire communities.

If you’re interested in teaming up as well and joining this amazing cause, message me or check out Kurandza’s website here: www.kurandza.org.

 BLURB #2

#IStandForGirls because access to an education can change the direction of a girl’s life.

#IStandForGirls because no child should have to wonder if they’ll be able to get a job or go to college.

#IStandForGirls because empowering a woman empowers an entire community.

#IStandForGirls because the cost of your daily coffee can send a girl to school.

This year I have joined up with the non-profit, Kurandza, to provide X girls(s) in Mozambique with access to an education. Check out more about the work they’re doing on their website: www.kurandza.org.

 
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On behalf of the entire Kurandza team and all of the girls that are being supported in Mozambique, we want to say once again THANK YOU so much for your continued generosity and love!  This is only possible because of you!

 
 
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Elisabetta, Percina, and the Kurandza Team