This project provides literacy and leadership workshops for girls in countries including Iraq, Kenya & Liberia. We provide mentorship, health & safety information and a safe space for self-expression.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Staggering statistics show that millions of girls in developing countries drop out before reaching secondary school, greatly diminishing their economic self-sufficiency and putting their health and their families’ health at risk. Statistics show that girls’ literacy levels impact their own health as well as the health of their future children. This project will affect hundreds of girls in developing countries worldwide, including, but not limited to: Iraq, Kenya, Ghana, Sudan, and Liberia.
How will this project solve this problem?
LitWorld provides mentoring, literacy & leadership workshops, health & safety information, and lessons on female empowerment & the importance of education to girls in vulnerable communities. We equip these young women to become literacy leaders.
Potential Long Term Impact
LitWorld Girls Clubs for literacy create a network of girls worldwide using literacy for power and social action. Girls use their newfound skills to convey issues of health, information, safety and inspiration to other young women in their community.
Total Funding Received to Date: $16,685
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 $16,685 . The original project funding goal was $15,000.