The scholarship program provides financial assistance to girls with good academic performance who would otherwise not be able to continue their education due to their poverty.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Access to secondary school is limited for all students; however, the educational challenges of female students are enormous. The Ambassador’s Girls Scholarship Program (AGSP) in Ethiopia has so far been instrumental in supporting a total of 1,424 girls and young women (1,380 secondary school students and 44 university students). At $256 per student, support to this program will make a significant and measurable impact on the lives of female students in Ethiopia.
How will this project solve this problem?
The AGSP helps female students in Ethiopia by supporting local organizations dedicated to addressing the challenges for girls and by providing tutorial and mentoring services. There is a 5% operational cost for scholarship disbursement.
Potential Long Term Impact
Encouraging girls to stay in school gives them a chance for an education, an alternative to early marriage and other harmful cultural norms, and a chance to escape poverty. The potential impact of educating girls in Ethiopia is immeasurable.
Total Funding Received to Date: $416
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 $416 . The original project funding goal was $17,933.