This microproject will provide a 3-year scholarship to a village girl who has completed secondary school at the top of her class in northern Burkina Faso, making it possible for her enrole in midwifery training. Her education will enable her to gain productive employment and contribute to the health & education of her family and community and to the development of her country.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Approximately 80 high achieving girls from subsistence farming families graduate from secondary school each year in northern Burkina Faso, assisted by the Lambs Support Girls' Education Project. The project will send a girl like Rachel (see photo) to midwifery training next year, thus giving her the opportunity to have a positive and effective impact on her community.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will support the cost of a three-year midwifery training program for a qualified girl like Rachel (see photo) whose parents are subsistence farmers in northern Burkina Faso. Her education will enable her to gain productive employment and contribute to the health and education of her family and community and to the development of her country.
Potential Long Term Impact
Educating girls changes everything. When a girl in Burkina Faso receives an education, she marries later and has fewer children. When she earns an income, she reinvests it in her family, improving her children's health, education and well being, and she contributes to the development of her community and nation. When we invest in girls we all win! We empower the next generation to reach their potential as leaders committed to the growth and development of their countries.
Total Funding Received to Date: $3,453
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $3,453 . The original project funding goal was $3,453.
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