In the rural areas of Chihota, Hwange and Rusape many girls are in crucial need of scholarships to be able to continue their education. This fund will provide scholarships for 50 girls in each region.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Political and economic chaos, as well as a severe drought, has impoverished the majority of Zimbabweans. Due to failing crops, a great number of peasant farmers are no longer able to afford to send their girl children to school. School fees and uniforms cost $48 per child annually in Zimbabwe and for many this sum is impossible to pay. Sadly, girls are being forced to drop out of school. It is most likely that the majority of the girls will never return.
How will this project solve this problem?
Girl Child Network (GCN) will use the funds to pay for one year's school fees and a uniform, including a new pair of shoes, for 150 of the most disadvantaged girls from Chihota, Hwange, and Rusape.
Potential Long Term Impact
GCN has offices in each community and are aware those girls who are most in need. To date, GCN has provided approximately 2,000 scholarships for girl children in Zimbabwe.
Total Funding Received to Date: $9,871
Funding Policy: partial
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 $9,871 as of May 12, 2004. The original project funding goal was $8,253.