Midwifery Training for Rachel in Burkina Faso

A microproject by Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF)
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Summary

This microproject will provide a 3-year scholarship to a village girl who has completed secondary school at the top of her class in northern Burkina Faso, making it possible for her enrole in midwifery training. Her education will enable her to gain productive employment and contribute to the health & education of her family and community and to the development of her country.
$3,453
total raised
44
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Approximately 80 high achieving girls from subsistence farming families graduate from secondary school each year in northern Burkina Faso, assisted by the Lambs Support Girls' Education Project. The project will send a girl like Rachel (see photo) to midwifery training next year, thus giving her the opportunity to have a positive and effective impact on her community.

Solution

The project will support the cost of a three-year midwifery training program for a qualified girl like Rachel (see photo) whose parents are subsistence farmers in northern Burkina Faso. Her education will enable her to gain productive employment and contribute to the health and education of her family and community and to the development of her country.

Long-Term Impact

Educating girls changes everything. When a girl in Burkina Faso receives an education, she marries later and has fewer children. When she earns an income, she reinvests it in her family, improving her children's health, education and well being, and she contributes to the development of her community and nation. When we invest in girls we all win! We empower the next generation to reach their potential as leaders committed to the growth and development of their countries.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.friendsofburkinafaso.org/​

Organization Information

Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF)

Location: Chester, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.friendsofburkinafaso.org/​
Project Leader:
Suzanne Plopper
Chester, CA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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