In Nigeria, Primary and Junior Secondary Education are free, but there are additional costs, beyond what parents can afford, for uniforms, books, and transportation, especially in rural areas, where a student may travel more than an hour by foot or public transportation to school. Some of these girls drop out after the Junior secondary school because the senior secondary is not free and the parent cannot afford to pay. This accounts for why about 10 million children are out of school in Nigeria
The Girls' Education Trust fund will provide access to quality education through funding. 30 girls between the ages of 13 and 21 will be able to enroll in school and stay through school. The Fund will help to reduce the financial burden on low-income families and parents who could not afford to pay their daughters' way through school, improve the quality education for their female children and rural communities where accessibility is difficult, particularly in Northern Nigeria.
In the period of one year, the project will provide 30 girls with school fees. The Trust Fund will pay the examination fees of 30 girls to receive their Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSCE) each academic year. The project will also support the needs of young girls to access 12 years of basic education in Nigeria. With this trust fund as a special intervention, the cases of female students not completing their education will be decreased to a bearable minimum year after year.