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Educate and Empower 800 Ethiopian Girls



With your help, Pathfinder will support girls from urban and rural areas of Ethiopia improve their educational opportunities and gain leadership skills. We will fund scholarships to allow girls to remain in school, provide sexual and reproductive health education, and support girls' clubs that provide social support and mentoring by successful women in their communities. Our comprehensive model integrates health and life skills to help adolescent girls realize their full potential.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Harmful traditional practices are widely practiced in Ethiopia, particularly early marriage, which severely impacts girls' educational, social, and economic opportunities. In addition, girls have a greater work load than boys and those from poor families often leave school to support their family. These young girls often lack knowledge of sexual and reproductive health issues and frequently experience sexual abuse, unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortions, and pregnancy-related health risks.

How will this project solve this problem?

Pathfinder integrates secondary school scholarships, health and life skills, and mentoring to help adolescent girls in Ethiopia realize their full potential. Through school-based girls' clubs, girls have a safe space to learn about sexual and reproductive health, learn from and be inspired by mentors, and build social networks and leadership skills. We also work in the community so that parents understand the importance of girls' education and a healthy sexual and reproductive life.

Potential Long Term Impact

We believe that keeping girls in school is one of the best ways to prevent early marriage and pregnancy. We support girls so they will continue their education, build support networks and leadership skills through girls' clubs, and develop skills to improve their chances for later employment. Most importantly, girls develop their ability to assert their own point of view, including controlling their reproductive lives. Our aim is to impact the health and well-being of 800 girls in Ethiopia.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $37,283
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $103,966
Total Funding Goal: $141,249

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Dave Paek

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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