Because I am a Girl

 
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  • Because I am a Girl posted a progress report
    Giving youth a second chance
    By - Mandy Sherman - Development Writer and Researcher
    Meet Émeline Émeline, a young mother who grew up in poverty in Burkina Faso, was working hard to get ahead and improve life for herself and her child. But without an education, and stuck in low paying and temporary jobs, she was barely getting by.Then one day, while listening to the radio, Émeline heard...
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  • Because I am a Girl posted a progress report
    Healthy futures
    By - Mandy Sherman - Development Writer and Researcher
    The cycle of poverty keeps many girls and young women from realizing their true potential. But this cycle is difficult to break when adolescent girls become pregnant before they finish their education, which happens often in communities where we work. That’s why Plan’s programs around the world include...
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  • Because I am a Girl has received 1 donation
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  • Because I am a Girl has received 3 donations
    • 5 months ago
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  • Because I am a Girl posted a progress report
    Child and Maternal Nutrition in Sierra Leone
    By - Mandy Sherman - Development Writer and Researcher
    Sierra Leone is one of the poorest countries in the world. More than 70% of the population lives on less than $2 a day, and food insecurity and malnutrition are widespread. When there’s scarcity like this, children and women fare the worst, and girls are the most likely to go without. When it comes to food, girls are...
    • 6 months ago
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  • Because I am a Girl has received 2 donations
    • 7 months ago
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  • Because I am a Girl has received 6 donations
    • 8 months ago
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  • Because I am a Girl posted a progress report
    Education and economic development in Senegal
    By - Mandy Sherman - Development Writer and Researcher
    Quality education, economic security, and poverty reduction are inextricably and cyclically linked. Without access to education, a person’s opportunities to earn and sustain an income are limited. Without a secure income to live off of, families struggle to meet their basic needs and cannot afford to send their...
    • 9 months ago
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  • Because I am a Girl has received 4 donations
    • 9 months ago
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  • Because I am a Girl posted a progress report
    Education and economic development in Senegal
    By - Mandy Sherman - Development Writer and Researcher
    Plan works with children, youth, and families, helping them to overcome extreme poverty and build more secure futures for themselves. Quality education and economic security are key to reducing poverty and improving lives. This is why Plan works with communities to create quality learning environments and remove barriers...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Because I am a Girl has received 35 donations
    • 1 year ago
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  • Because I am a Girl posted a progress report
    Education and economic development in Senegal
    By - Melissa Edwards - Donor Relations Coordinator
    Project review The five-year project you have supported in Senegal is now in its fourth year of implementation. Since the project’s inception, new classrooms, latrines, water points, and playgrounds have been built across 60 schools in three regions of Senegal (Thies, Saint Louis and Kaolak) to improve the quality of...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Because I am a Girl posted a progress report
    Education and economic development in Senegal
    By - Nicole Kallmeyer - Writer and Researcher
    Project review The legendary Nelson Mandela once said: “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice.” By supporting Plan’s work to alleviate poverty among children and families in Senegal, you are offering a hand up, rather than a hand-out. You are helping girls, boys, women and...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Because I am a Girl posted a progress report
    Education and economic development in Senegal
    By - Nicole Kallmeyer - Writer and Researcher
    Project review In Senegal, one third of children do not finish primary school. It is difficult for girls and boys to remain motivated and pass their exams when their schools have inadequate infrastructure or a shortage of teachers. This is often the case in rural areas, where many schools do not have the space, supplies, or...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Because I am a Girl has received 15 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Because I am a Girl posted a progress report
    Education and economic development in Senegal
    By - Nicole Kallmeyer - Writer and Researcher
    Project review For more than two years, Plan has been implementing an extensive initiative across seven African countries: Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Mali. This multi-country program called PAGES (Promoting African Grassroots Economic Security) includes building and equipping schools;...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Because I am a Girl posted a progress report
    Education and economic development in Senegal
    By - Nicole Kallmeyer - Writer and Researcher
    Project overview Despite Senegal's efforts to achieve universal access to a full primary education, inadequate infrastructure, resources, and teaching remain a challenge, particularly in rural areas. School retention is also hampered by poverty, which often draws children away from class to work and contribute to basic...
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  • Because I am a Girl has made updates to their project page.
    • 2 years ago
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  • Because I am a Girl posted a progress report
    Education and Economic Development in Senegal
    By - Bethany Laurier - Community Engagement Coordinator
    Review of the project Education and income are the cornerstones of poverty reduction. Without knowledge, income-generating skills and access to financial services, children and their families can get trapped in the struggle to meet basic needs – a struggle that stifles hope and opportunity for a better...
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  • Because I am a Girl has made updates to their project page.
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  • Because I am a Girl posted a progress report
    Education and Economic Development in Senegal
    By - Bethany Laurier - Community Engagement Coordinator
    Because I am a Girl Progress Report  Education and Economic Development in Senegal Review of the need and project goal  This project aims to increase the quality of education and strengthen economic security for children and their families in three regions of Senegal: Thies, Saint Louis and Kaolak. Classrooms,...
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  • Because I am a Girl has made updates to their project page.
    • 3 years ago
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  • Because I am a Girl has received 11 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Because I am a Girl posted a progress report
    Economic and education development in Senegal
    By - Bethany Laurier - Community Engagement Coordinator
    Because I am a Girl Progress Report Education and Economic Development in Senegal Review of the need and project goal More then one-third of youth in Senegal between 15 and 24 years old are illiterate, This situation largely stems from low-quality schools that have difficulty retaining students. Without sturdy, spacious...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Because I am a Girl has made updates to their project page.
    • 3 years ago
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  • Because I am a Girl posted a progress report
    Senegal Because I am a Girl Progress Report
    By - Janet Hay - Corporate Partnerships Executive
    Review of the need and project goal  In 2008, more than 40% of children in Senegal did not complete primary school. With a lack of qualified teachers, learning materials, and even basic amenities like running water, the country’s school system is not capable of maintaining high attendance rates. Without a...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Because I am a Girl has been reactived and is now accepting donations again.
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  • Because I am a Girl has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
    • 3 years ago
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  • Because I am a Girl posted a progress report
    Education and economic development in Senegal
    By - Chris Nithiananthan - Corporate Account Executive
    Progress report   Education and economic development in Senegal October 2011   Plan to change the world   Plan recognizes that with quality education and economic security, children and their parents can break the cycle of poverty. This is particularly true for girls and women, who are known to...
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  • Because I am a Girl has received 26 donations
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  • Because I am a Girl has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Therese Cagampan

Coordinator, Individual & Corporate Philanthropy
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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