Educational Opportunities for Adolescent Yi Girls

by Mercy Corps
$6,243 Raised
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Project GLOW (Giving Leadership Opportunities to Young Women) reaches adolescent girls aged 10 to 18 with activities that focus on education, vocational skills and health.


The Yi ethnic group is one of the poorest and most isolated in China. Villages are often situated a long distance from schools, limiting learning opportunities. This lack of education has led to an epidemic of drug usage and HIV/AIDS among the Yi, placing the culture at risk.


Young women are given the opportunity to attend, free of charge, an innovative school where they are taught traditional subjects such as language, health and math, as well as vocational skills that will help prepare them to earn a living wage.

Long-Term Impact

Through the education of its young women and outreach to at-risk communities, Project GLOW aims to help the Yi people not only survive, but thrive.

Additional Documentation

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


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A Song of Sadness

Organization Information

Mercy Corps

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Jason Colie
Director of Internet Marketing
Portland, Oregon United States

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