Enable 50 Girls in Niger to Attend Middle School

A microproject by Rain for the Sahel and Sahara
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Enable 50 Girls in Niger to Attend Middle School
Enable 50 Girls in Niger to Attend Middle School
Enable 50 Girls in Niger to Attend Middle School
Enable 50 Girls in Niger to Attend Middle School
Enable 50 Girls in Niger to Attend Middle School
Enable 50 Girls in Niger to Attend Middle School
Enable 50 Girls in Niger to Attend Middle School
Enable 50 Girls in Niger to Attend Middle School
Enable 50 Girls in Niger to Attend Middle School
Enable 50 Girls in Niger to Attend Middle School
Enable 50 Girls in Niger to Attend Middle School
Enable 50 Girls in Niger to Attend Middle School
Enable 50 Girls in Niger to Attend Middle School

All of us at RAIN are thrilled at the show of support by our friends at GlobalGiving - with your help, our call to action to give 50 nomadic students the chance to pursue their education beyond primary school raised $7,000 - above and beyond our goal of $5,000.

The staff in Niger is on the ground recruiting primarily Wodaabe girls from the more remote communities of the Air Mountains. The Wodaabe are the most marginalized of Niger’s nomads, with the fewest number of girls progressing past the fourth grade.

Together, we’re taking the steps to make this a thing of the past.

Thank you so much for caring and a very Happy New Year!

The Team at RAIN and all your friends in Niger

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Nomadic students of the Niger desert have little opportunity to progress past primary school - especially girls. With your support, RAIN has been turning it around. The Agadez Learning Center provides a “home away from home” where rural Tuareg and Wodaabe students can live, learn new skills and receive the support to succeed. It’s only because of your support that this year will see the expansion of the learning center to accommodate more students, high school scholarships, a mentoring program and more in 2015.

Enjoy this video capturing the students expressing their thanks to the GlobalGiving community and having tons of fun in the process!

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU'VE DONE FOR NOMADIC STUDENTS FROM ALL OF US AT RAIN.

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ALC Student Bappa Dari
ALC Student Bappa Dari

Your support makes the dream of a better life through secondary education a possibly - one for which most nomadic students of the West African desert regions do not have. Scholarships, secure dormitory space, tutoring and mentoring is just the beginning. Secondary school is where students learn the critical skills needed to stretch their horizons, become community leaders, and shape their own futures.

  • 15-year old Elamo wants to build a boarding school so all the children from his village can have the same opportunity he has.
  • 18-year old Agali wishes to become a minister to “end the problem of education in Niger, and provide internships so nomadic students can continue their studies.”
  • Abarta, Bappa, and Tamamounte, all 18-year old girls, hope to study medicine to help their families and villages.

You've generously given to this project because you're passionate about access to education for rural and at-risk children in Niger. On Giving Tuesday, December 2, GlobalGiving and Microsoft YouthSpark will be matching every donation to the Agadez Learning Center. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your passion with a gift donation in honor of someone special. Or, just sharing our Agadez Learning Center project on Giving Tuesday with friends and family will be a win for the girls and boys working so hard against the odds. 

In this season of sharing, give a piece of your heart -- give the gift of education nomadic girls and boys.

 

Thank you for your caring spirit, and the very best wishes for the holidays!

Bess Palmisciano
Founding Director 

ALC Student Abarta
ALC Student Abarta
ALC Student Tamamounte
ALC Student Tamamounte

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Rain for the Sahel and Sahara

Location: Portsmouth, New Hampshire - USA
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Twitter: @rain4sahara
Project Leader:
Whitney Fleming
Manager Communications & Projects
Newmarket, NH United States

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