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 Education  Niger Project #38772

Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School

by Remember Niger Coalition
Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School
Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School
Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School
Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School
Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School
Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School
Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School
Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School
Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School
Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School
Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School
Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School
Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School
Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School
Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School
Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School
Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School
Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School
Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School
Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School
Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School
Send 40 Girls in Niger to Secondary School

Summary

This project will provide 40 girls in Niger, ages 11-22, with a scholarship to attend secondary school and receive a high quality education. These students have aspirations to continue their education but do not have the funds needed to pay for school. Only 9% of girls in Niger continue past 6th grade. Our scholarships provide tuition, supplies, transportation and other critical supports to keep girls in school. Remember Niger schools provide a caring environment where girls can succeed.

$24,000
total goal
$15,538
remaining
80
donors
1
monthly donor
6
months

Challenge

Niger ranks last among 187 countries on the United Nation's Education Index. Only 9% of girls attend secondary school, contributing to the country's high population growth rate, with women having an average of 7 children each. 78% of girls marry before the age of 18 and 28% marry before the age of 15. GIrls often stay home from school to focus on childbearing, childrearing, and housework. Without functional latrines at school, when girls start their period they must stay home.

Solution

The Remember Niger Scholarship Fund for Girls provides financial support needed for a girl or young woman ages 11-22 to continue her education. Knowledgable, trained teachers guide each student to recognize her own unique gifts and talents. Education will allow girls to earn an income and provide for themselves and their families. Students have access to latrines, quality classrooms and needed supplies. They also learn health and hygiene, helping to reduce pregnancy and early marriage rates.

Long-Term Impact

By encouraging girls to stay in school, we aim to help break the cycle of multi-dimensional poverty, reduce early marriage rates through sensitization, and improve the quality of life for this generation of young women and generations to come.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

https:/​/​www.rememberniger.org
Remember Niger Coalition website
2018 Remember Niger organization video

Organization Information

Remember Niger Coalition

Location: Holland, MI - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Remember_Niger
Project Leader:
Kara Vanderkamp
Holland, MI United States
$8,462 raised of $24,000 goal
 
84 donations
$15,538 to go
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