To supplement costs for secondary and post-secondary education for women in Sierra Leone to prepare them for gainful employment and constructive participation in the nation's development
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Women are generally overlooked in Sierra Leone, with girls’ and women’s education being a low priority for families. As a result, little economic, social or political opportunity is available to them, giving them no avenue for participation in civil society. This education fund will supplement the tuition costs of girls and women seeking to finish their secondary schooling and pursue post-secondary education opportunities, preparing them for to contribute to their nation’s development.
How will this project solve this problem?
This project will support women’s efforts to improve their skills and further their education by supplementing their tuition costs.
Potential Long Term Impact
Recipients will pursue courses that prepare them to play a role in the economic, social, and political development of Sierra Leone.
Total Funding Received to Date: $11,500
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
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 $11,500 as of Dec 28, 2003. The original project funding goal was $11,000.