Girls remain woefully outnumbered in African schools. UNESCO in a report titled "Education For All" identifies sub Saharan Africa as one of the regions that have the widest gender disparity in terms of education; two out of three of the 110 million children who do not attend school are girls and in turn girls grow up to make two thirds of the world's 875 million illiterate adults. This project will help ensure that Christiana continues her schooling by providing her with a full scholarship.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Many girls drop out of school because their families choose to focus limited funding on boys. This project will provide a full scholarship for Christiana covering her tuition, books, school supplies and related school expenses. This will ensure that she continues and finishes her education. She is a brilliant person and has won many quiz and debating competitions. She is an eloquent speaker. She comes first in her class. She enjoys music and YOU can help her achieve her dreams.
How will this project solve this problem?
Funds from this project will help Christiana continue her education and eventually become a banker - her desired future profession. Your support will ensure she does not drop out of school.
Potential Long Term Impact
Healthy, well educated and emancipated women are an excellent foundation for a new & free society. Your support will help Christiana to complete her education, become independent and self-sufficient. Also, in her chosen future career as a banker, she will be contributing to national development.
Total Funding Received to Date: $906
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 $906 . The original project funding goal was $600.
Every microproject is intended to use the donations it receives in accordance with its stated description; however, it is important to provide project leaders with the flexibility to maximize the potential benefit from the donations they receive. This means that your donation may be used as a part of the main project that supports this microproject, specifically Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone. In this event, the project leader is required to post an update to the microproject detailing the results and reasons behind this change.
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