Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone

by Develop Africa, Inc.
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone

Summary

Unfortunately, in many African families, girls traditionally have relatively less or limited access to educational opportunities. Boys receive preference in education. We are helping to level the playing field by providing scholarships to girls who are at risk of dropping out of school. The girls receive guidance to help them stay on track with their educational goals. They also receive adolescent sexual health education. This helps ensure that they do not get pregnant and drop out of school.

$75,000
total goal
$4,190
remaining
743
donors
15
monthly donors
16
fundraisers
11
years

Challenge

Because of poverty, many African girls do not go to or finish primary school. According to UNICEF statistics, among youths 15-24 years old in Sierra Leone, the literacy rate for males is 70.5% and that of females is 52.1%. Early marriage also hinders girls from pursuing an education and gaining self-sufficiency/independence. A preference for boys' education remains dominant in many circles - with boys getting priority access to limited opportunities. This places girls at a huge disadvantage.

Solution

This project helps girls stay in school and continue their education. Your financial support help make dreams come true. Together we are empowering girls. This support is closing the gender gap so more girls are able to stay in school and graduate. Targeted training is provided to ensure that the girls have the life skills and mindset needed for success and continual progress. Computer training, vocational, and business opportunities ensure progress towards self-sufficiency.

Long-Term Impact

This project is helping girls to break out of the vicious cycle of poverty that entraps unskilled and resource-poor girls. At-risk girls are maturing into well-educated, emancipated, gainfully employed, and self-sufficient women. These empowered women are the pillars of their families, communities, and the nation. When the mother of the home is educated, the health, well-being, and success of the entire family are propelled forward and transformed. Educated girls educate the entire nation.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.developafrica.org/​educate-girl-educate-nation
Enhanced Participation of Women in Development
Promoting Gender Equality
UNICEF - At a glance: Sierra Leone
Invest in the future of a Girl- Youtube Video

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @developafrica
Project Leader:
Amy Baty-Herbert
Johnson City, Tennessee United States
$70,810 raised of $75,000 goal
 
1,392 donations
$4,190 to go
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