Arm Nigerian girls w/ the W.E.A.P.O.N of education

May 30, 2011

A new school school year is upon us!

We are coming to the end of the school year for our girls at Agbogugu girls secondary school. And on a recent visit they welcomed us with smiles and laughter. They are all working hard and so grateful for the support of the GlobalGiving community.

 As we continue to help fund the educations of these 20 girls, some of them ready to graduate, we are reminded that only 4% of Nigerian girls in the secondary school age group are enrolled in secondary school due to poverty. Studies have found that more girls than boys drop out, repeat grades, or do not finish the primary cycle. So, there is still work to be done and many more girls who need our support. 

We have already done so much but we can do better. Did you know that a 0.3 percent boost in economic growth results from a one-percent increase in the number of girls finishing secondary school? Keeping girls educated and getting just even basic education can have such a huge impact! We are making a difference. Lets not stop here. Help us continue to grow the scholarship fund and increase the number of girls we sponsor for the coming year.

You support has made for some very happy girls. Check out those smiles!

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Project Leader

Megalyn Echikunwoke

venice, ca United States

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