The 8-point PEP Strategy
Making the Investment in School Fruitful
Selection: PEP focuses on helping those who want to be helped. PEP receives referrals from local people, the schools, and Ward offices.
Financial Engagement: PEP pays the monthly fees directly to the school when the child attends and progresses in their school work. Each family partners financially by paying a small portion.
Advocacy: PEP enrolls the child in a good school in the child's own community. PEP field officer acts as the student advocate as parents are often unable or illiterate.
Monitor: PEP field officer visits school monthly to monitor learning progress, identify tutoring needs, check parental engagement and maintain good relations.
Enrichment: PEP sponsors kids workshops. Vital personal development is provided for life skills, vocation, emotional and spiritual needs.
Parent Seminars: PEP hosts parent seminars that teach student encouragement, nutrition, hygiene, parenting skills, lifestyle development, and supportive counsel.
Tutor support: PEP tutors provide individual support to each student so they achieve grade standards. They also instruct in study habits.
PEP+ : Professional development workshops and resources for teachers.
Cottage industry coaching of PEP families for sustainable financial independence.
PEP Governing Principles
Cohort-based: A low-cost model, a cohort of donors supports a cohort of children.
High-touch: Monthly contact with student, parent, and teacher.
Partnership: If only a little, each parent pays some of the costs.
Engagement: Each PEP family must attend non-academic, life-skills workshops.
Results: We hold ourselves accountable for results.