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Give the Gift of Education to 31 Bolivian Girls

by Fundacion Helping Hands-La Paz (Bolivia) Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Give the Gift of Education to 31 Bolivian Girls
Give the Gift of Education to 31 Bolivian Girls
Give the Gift of Education to 31 Bolivian Girls
Give the Gift of Education to 31 Bolivian Girls
Give the Gift of Education to 31 Bolivian Girls
Give the Gift of Education to 31 Bolivian Girls
Give the Gift of Education to 31 Bolivian Girls
Give the Gift of Education to 31 Bolivian Girls
Give the Gift of Education to 31 Bolivian Girls
Give the Gift of Education to 31 Bolivian Girls
Give the Gift of Education to 31 Bolivian Girls
Give the Gift of Education to 31 Bolivian Girls

Summary

The Helping Hands Project provides support for marginalized and disadvantaged youth, especially girls at-risk and in extreme need, in the department of La Paz, Bolivia. With help from the Project they can access a high school education and post-secondary training. By providing school materials, school fees, transportation, uniforms and lunches, as well as counseling, the Project enables our girls to finish a secondary education and go on to post-secondary training.

$12,000
total goal
$1,669
remaining
91
donors
4
monthly donors
2
months

Challenge

Although the Bolivian state provides the venue and teachers, poor families find it impossible to provide the materials, books and uniforms required by the schools, leaving poor children open to discrimination within the educational system. For post-secondary training, the situation is even more difficult for girls as boys will be favored to receive any few resources the family may have. Girls who drop out of school are at risk for early pregnancy, alcohol abuse, trafficking or homelessness.

Solution

Your donation will provide the school supplies, educational fees, lunches, transportation expenses and health care to allow 19 girls to finish high school and 12 young women to have the resources necessary to pursue post-secondary training. The Helping Hands Project also provides counseling, academic support and orientation in life skills through monthly meetings and talks given by community experts. This fosters self-confidence in the girls and solidarity within their community.

Long-Term Impact

The Project will educate 31 girls and young women empowering them to be economically independent and able to provide for their families' health and well-being. As mothers, educated girls raise healthier, better educated children and have the capacity to contribute with their skills to their local community. To break the cycle of poverty our girls must be given equal opportunities for health care and education.

Resources

https:/​/​www.helpinghands-bolivia.com
Project Facebook page

Organization Information

Fundacion Helping Hands-La Paz (Bolivia)

Location: La Paz - Bolivia
Website: https:/​/​www.helpinghands-bolivia.com
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Linda Zarate
La Paz, La Paz Bolivia
$10,331 raised of $12,000 goal
 
106 donations
$1,669 to go
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