If you give me food today, I will be hungry tomorrow. The only way you can really help me is to get me into school.
— ALFRED M., SIMAMA'S FIRST SPONSORED STUDENT

The Simama Project believes that education is the single most effective tool to alleviate poverty. Since inception, we have sponsored over 100 years of student education.

Each year of education:

  1. Increases an individual's future income by 10-20% (UNESCO)
  2. Reduces the number of future offspring per woman by 0.3 children (UNEP)
  3. Reduces the infant mortality rate for educated mothers by 5-10% (UNESCO)
  4. Increases the education of future offspring by 0.3 years (World Bank)
  5. Reduces the probability of becoming a mother by 7.3% (UNESCO)