In the rural area outside Victoria Falls, many girls are in crucial need of school fees to continue their education. This fund provides scholarships for school fees, and uniforms and meals as needed.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The majority of rural Zimbabweans are living in poverty due to political and economic challenges and severe drought. Failing crops and unheard of inflation creates a situation where great number of peasant farmers can no longer afford to send their girl children to school. School fees and uniforms are impossible to pay for as prices keep rising. Sadly, girls are being forced to drop out of school. It is likely many girls will never return. Often these girls resort to prostitution.
How will this project solve this problem?
Girl Child Network (GCN) will use the funds to pay for one year's school fees; a uniform that includes a new pair of shoes; counseling and hot meals for the most disadvantaged girls in the area around Hwange.
Potential Long Term Impact
GCN anticipates that educating and counseling severely impoverished girls provide opportunities for economic independence and is an effective long-term investment to eradicating poverty. Access to education honors these girls’ basic human rights.
Total Funding Received to Date: $17,673
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 $17,673 . The original project funding goal was $16,775.