Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone

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

Summary

Investing in girls' education not only empowers them individually but also benefits society as a whole by promoting gender equality, reducing poverty, and fostering economic development. Ensuring access to quality education, including tuition support, computer training, mentoring, and STEM programs helps girls overcome these obstacles and become self-sufficient leaders in their communities. Focusing on girls' education in Sierra Leone is essential for a more equitable and prosperous society.

$495,000
total goal
$113,267
remaining
4,115
donors
34
monthly donors
134
fundraisers
14
years

Challenge

Girls' education faces significant challenges in Sierra Leone due to a combination of socioeconomic, cultural, and systemic factors. Some key reasons include poverty, cultural norms, and early marriage and pregnancy. In impoverished households, priority is often given to boys' education over girls. Addressing these challenges requires comprehensive efforts, including improving access to resources, challenging harmful cultural norms, and promoting gender equality in education.

Solution

Education is essential for girls' success. This project provides a comprehensive approach to empowering girls and closing the education gender gap. We ensure that girls have access to education through various means of support, such as school supplies, fees, uniforms, food, transportation, tutoring, and solar lights. Mentoring sessions equip girls with essential life skills and a mindset for success; computer training, vocational, and business opportunities promote self-sufficiency.

Long-Term Impact

The long-term impact of this project is the transformation of at-risk girls into educated, self-sufficient, and empowered women. Educated girls are more likely to get good jobs, support themselves and their families, and participate fully in society. Educated girls are more likely to raise healthy and informed children, which contributes to the country's development. Educated girls are also more likely to participate in civic activities and to make decisions that benefit their communities.

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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
$381,733 raised of $495,000 goal
 
6,285 donations
$113,267 to go
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