This project give young girls in rural Mozambique scholarships for the 8th, 9th, and 10th grades, with after-school and social worker support, giving them a new opportunity: to gain economic freedom.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Less than 1 out of every 1000 rural girls graduates high school in Mozambique. The program gives scholarships, school materials, food, shelter and emotional support given by a social worker in a boarding school environment annexed to the Magude High school, where the girls, all between 13 and 17 years, enter High School. The girls need another house to provide better after-school services. Now it is third year, the yearly operating costs have increased to support 60 girls who attend now school
How will this project solve this problem?
Addressing the complex reasons girls leave school, scholarships counter poverty, social workers provide support, protection against sexual abuse, and accountability, and after-school programs give girls space to study away from pressures at home.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project will benefit at least 60 girls. Graduating the 10th grade qualifies for a range of professions, including teaching and civil service, allowing the girls and their families an escape from subsistence agriculture by gaining economic freedom
Total Funding Received to Date: $47,636
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $23,164
Total Funding Goal: $70,800