Secondary School for Mozambican Girls

by FUNDACAO LURDES MUTOLA

Summary

This project give young girls in rural Mozambique scholarships for the 8th, 9th, and 10th grades, with after-school and social worker support, giving them a new opportunity: to gain economic freedom.
$70,800
total goal
$22,605
remaining
207
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

Less than 1 out of every 1000 rural girls graduates high school in Mozambique. The program gives scholarships, school materials and support given in a boarding school environment annexed to the Magude High school, where the girls, all between 13 and 17 years, enter High School.

Solution

Addressing the complex reasons girls leave school, scholarships counter poverty, social workers provide support, protection against sexual abuse, and accountability, and after-school programs give girls space to study away from pressures at home.

Long-Term Impact

The project has so far benefited 60 girls. Graduating the 10th grade qualifies for a range of professions, including teaching and civil service, allowing the girls and their families an escape from subsistence agriculture by gaining economic freedom. Currently we have 11 girls attending school through our scholarship.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.flmutola.org.mz/​
Foundation's Main Page
World Bank Paper on EP1 Education in Mozambique
Recent Article on Girl's Plight in Mozambique

Organization Information

FUNDACAO LURDES MUTOLA

Location: Maputo - Mozambique
Website: http:/​/​www.flmutola.org.mz
FUNDACAO LURDES MUTOLA
Project Leader:
Maria Mutola
President
Maputo, Maputo Mozambique

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