The majority of girls in Ethiopia are unable to move from primary to secondary school and higher levels of education. Our girls face many challenges: financial barriers, early marriage, malnutrition, hygiene, and access to a safe, quality education. As a result, only 48% enroll in grades 5-8, 20% enroll in grades 9-10 and 5% enroll in grades 11-12. The limited levels of education that girls are able to complete in Ethiopia negatively impacts their future income generation and decision making.
GGRF uses a culturally appropriate, collaborative and innovative impact model to expand educational, entrepreneurial and social opportunities for our girls. Our program model is the first of it's kind in Ethiopia. GGRF identifies high potential girls in high risk circumstances and invests in their capacity as change-makers in Ethiopia. GGRF invests in girls during adolescence, when they are most vulnerable to dropping out of school, entering early marriage and succumbing to the cycle of poverty.
Change starts with girls. GGRF uses a culturally appropriate, collaborative and innovative impact model to expand educational, entrepreneurial and social opportunities for girls in Ethiopia. GGRF Athletic Scholars complete higher levels of education, avoid life-changing dangers, gain critical skills and knowledge needed to make informed decisions, develop a network of like-minded peers, enhance their sense of personal agency, and gain the tools needed to build a better future for themselves.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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