This program will provide educational opportunities through four years of high school for Ethiopian girls who otherwise would not have the opportunity to complete school.
The enrollment of girls in Ethiopian schools is relatively high. However, girls usually do not continue through high school. They bear the burden of heavy household chores and the practice of early marriages often ends a young girl’s chances for an education. This project offers scholarships and school supplies to outstanding girls from poor homes and encourages parents to keep their daughters in school through high school.
This project selects outstanding female students and provides them with in-country scholarships and a stipend. Quarterly community meetings are held that include parents and teachers. The meetings encourage the girls to continue with their education.
This project will improve access to school for girls. The program focuses on girls from poor households. By helping them stay in school, you give them a chance at an education and to escape poverty.
When I was selected to receive 170 birr per month from the Amhara Women’s Association, together with another school mate, I stopped selling nuts on the streets and concentrated on my education. - Mulu Berhanu--Amhara region, a student who received a scholarship
Total Funding Received to Date: $33,202
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $27,717
Total Funding Goal: $60,920
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).