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Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal

by Women's Global Education Project
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal

Summary

By providing access to education, our project empowers girls to fight the causes and effects of poverty in their lives and to build a brighter future for themselves, their families and their communities. We work to reduce poverty levels in remote, rural areas of Senegal and help the most marginalized girls and families.

$300,000
total goal
$82,431
remaining
1,098
donors
4
monthly donors
11
fundraisers
11
years

Challenge

UNICEF estimates that almost two-thirds of women age 15 and up in Senegal are illiterate, and that only 16 percent of Senegalese girls finish elementary school and go on to secondary school. Our project enables over 500 girls in rural Senegal to have access to education; helps families and communities provide support to their daughters in school; and works to break down the economic, cultural, health-related, and social barriers that keep girls from attending and succeeding in school.

Solution

We work to address the complex reasons for girls' non-attendance or poor performance in school. We provide: scholarships, tutoring, and mentoring to help girls access and succeed in school; family support services to assist families in supporting their girls; health education and supplies to help prevent illness and school absences; community outreach to help increase community investment in girls' education; and leadership workshops to help girls become changemakers in their own communities.

Long-Term Impact

Girls who receive education can get better-paying jobs, have increased access to nutrition and sanitation, are better able to prevent illness and fight abuse, and are more likely to educate their own children. This impact ripples through each girl's family and community--creating a "multiplier effect" that makes educating girls one of the most effective weapons against generational poverty.

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Organization Information

Women's Global Education Project

Location: Oak Park, IL - USA
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Project Leader:
Amy Maglio
Founder
Oak Park, Illinois United States
$217,569 raised of $300,000 goal
 
1,628 donations
$82,431 to go
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