UNESCO in a report titled "Education for All" identifies Sub-Saharan Africa as one of the regions that have the widest gender disparity in terms of education. In African schools boys woefully outnumber girls in attendance. Two out of three of the 110 million children who do not attend school are girls, and girls grow up to make two thirds of the world's 875 million illiterate adults. This project will help ensure that Geraldine continues her schooling by providing her with a full scholarship.
Families with limited funds to educate their children focus on sending their boys to school, and many girls who start school drop out because their parents cannot afford to continue to pay for their education. Geraldine lost her parents due to the Ebola epidemic. She also contracted the disease but survived. She now has no one to support her education. This project will provide a full scholarship for Geraldine covering her tuition, books, school supplies and related school expenses.
Funds from this project will help Geraldine continue her education and eventually become a professional lawyer - her desired future profession. Your support will help provide all she needs to be successful in school and ensure that she completes her education.
Healthy, well-educated and emancipated women are an excellent foundation for a new and free society. Your support will help Geraldine to finish school, become independent and self-sufficient. In her chosen future career as a professional lawyer, she will also be contributing to national development.