Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone

 
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Mar 26, 2014

Thanks to YOUR Support - School Fees and a New Uniform for Fatmatta

Fatmatta and her mother -scholarship recipient
Fatmatta and her mother -scholarship recipient
According to the UN, 31 million girls of primary school age are not enrolled in school.  The included UN infographic vividly presents this stark reality and, at the same time, warmly encourages us to invest in the education of girls. 

This is the core of what we are doing together through this unique and special project - focusing on the education of girls. What we are doing is truly amazing - as we ensure that the obstacles to on-going enrollment are removed.  

Fatmatta and her mother (pictured) were facing a dire situation where her mother was not able to cover the cost of school fees and new uniforms. The situation was such that Fatmatta was about to drop out of school.  

Thanks to our timely intervention, Fatmatta's mother was able to pay her fees the next day.  The funds we provided also covered the cost of an additional uniform - to keep her neatly dressed as she goes to school.

Fatmatta and her mother were deeply touched by the support that you provided and they expressed their deep appreciation and gratitude.  

As you may know, March 8th was International Women's day. Each year, on this global day, we celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. We celebrate women's success and are reminded of inequities that need to be redressed. 

Through this project, you are helping to address the education inequities for womenYour support is furthering the education of girls like Fatmatta and preparing them for a great future.  Thanks to your support she is able to continue her schooling.  

You can see a visual of the impact that we are together making in the included UNICEF infographic.  As the graphic illustrates, the impact of educating girls is far-reaching!  

YOU can help us continue to prepare these budding women by making a donation today.  Your donation of $35 today will provide a pair of uniforms and a set of shoes.  Please help us bring a smile to a girl child today.  Thanks so much for your support!

Fatmatta and mother
Fatmatta and mother
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Organization

Develop Africa, Inc.

Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
http://www.developafrica.org

Project Leader

Sylvester Renner

Founder
Johnson City, Tennessee United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone