Educate Liberian girls for one year

by Girls Education International

Summary

This project sponsors 15 high school girls in the Lower Virginia region of Liberia, outside the capital of Monrovia. With generous support of our donors, we hope to continue to expand our reach to the many more girls who hope to receive an education.
$17,000
total goal
$7,773
remaining
88
donors
1
monthly donor
5
years active

Challenge

Liberia suffered a horrific, brutal war from 1989-2003. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed or displaced. The infrastructure was destroyed including the majority of schools. The education system came almost to a standstill. Although progress is being made, most public schools remain over-crowded. Many teachers lack the skills to effectively teach and better situated private schools are too expensive for many, especially girls who often are overlooked in family financial decisions.

Solution

Girls Ed has provided 47 girls with education scholarships since 2008. Currently, we partner with Liberia Now to offer scholarships for girls to attend private schools and are sponsoring 10 high school girls in the Lower Virginia region of the country. This number will be increased to 15 for the 2013-2014 academic year. Many more girls have applied for and are awaiting scholarships. With continued support, Girls Ed plans to expand our reach to bring scholarships to a total of 50 girls.

Long-Term Impact

Uneducated girls have almost no chance to escape the cycle of poverty for them, their families and their communities. Poverty makes these girls more vulnerable to problems like sex trafficking and early marriage. Education gives them a chance at making better life decisions, getting better jobs, becoming an active part of their communities, and being part of the momentum in moving their country towards a stable civil society.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.girlsed.org
Girls Education International blog
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Girls Ed Partner Organization, Liberia Now
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Organization Information

Girls Education International

Location: Boulder, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.girlsed.org
Project Leader:
Raichle Farrelly
Co-Founder, Project Wezesha; Treasurer, Girls Education International
Lakewood, CO United States
$9,227 raised of $17,000 goal
 
150 donations
$7,773 to go
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