Ayak Anguei Girl's Primary School has 400 girls enrolled where 17 out of 23 P8 recently graduated onto secondary school in a country where 0.8% attends primary school and less than that continue due to early forced marriage
Help unleash the leaders in 400 South Sudanese girls by supporting a Student Government for Girls by Girls program so they can develop confidence, leadership skills, advocate for girls education, take civic action, and participate in their school and community decisions
South Sudanese Dinka girls face dire challenges: early arranged marriage, domestic violence, families who force their daughters to stay home, fetch water, wood, grind grain, cook and take care of siblings in order to get a good cow bride price. 90% female illiteracy
400 girls at the only girl's boarding school in the region, Ayak Anguei Primary, have requested a girl's empowerment program using a Student Government model utilizing female local, state and country leaders as mentors.
The Student Government for Girls by Girls will develop higher self-esteem and confidence, leadership skills, allow the girls to become student representatives in their community decision making process, take civic action working with female local leader mentors to create a radio program for girls by girls to promote girls education and contribute to their community by building and sustaining a school garden project. The outcome will develop a girl's ability to be an active member of society.
400 girls from the Ayak Anguei Girls School will, by participating in the Student Government for Girls by Girls program, have the ability to engage in their communities, demonstrate their civic contribution, be an active advocate for inspiring other girls to attend school, gain the confidence to help educate their parents of the need for girl child education and be an active participant girls school recruitment for the Ministry of Education
"One Day I will serve the world as I am learning to work for the betterment of the individual and community as a whole. An educated girl can come out first and take the lead!" - Annah, 14 year old orphan Honor Student
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,200
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $6,800
Total Funding Goal: $8,000