Mentoring for At-Risk Nomadic Girls in Rural Niger

by Rain for the Sahel and Sahara
Jun 15, 2010

Tuareg Mentor Visits New Hampshire From Niger

RAIN Mentor Mari Jasmin Clotaire
RAIN Mentor Mari Jasmin Clotaire

Mari Jasmin Clotaire, a key mentor for the Rain for the Sahel and Sahara (RAIN) Girls’ Mentoring and Scholarship Program will be visiting New Hampshire from June 13th - 28th. During her stay, Clotaire will be the special guest for RAIN’s 2010 Annual Event, Daughters of the Desert, held on June 25th at Three Rivers Farm in Dover. This will be a rare and unique opportunity for Seacoast residents to learn firsthand more about the important work Mari and many other women are doing with RAIN to support girls’ education in Niger.

Mari Jasmin, along with her fellow mentors, work to help Tuareg girls age 9-16 succeed in school, convincing parents and teachers about the importance of their education. In the six years since the program began, more than 500 girls have been performing better and staying in school longer, and more than 80 women have become mentors. It has been a truly touching and productive relationship for both the girls and women.

RAIN is excited to welcome Mari, who looks forward to the opportunity to meet some of RAIN's supporters and friends who make the mentoring program a reality. This is her first time in the U.S., and she will return to Niger with many heartening stories to her fellow mentors and students about the outpouring of support from their American partners.

On June 16th, Global Giving will match every donation by 50%. Make your contribution count even more for Mari Jasmin and for the girls who benefit every day from their wonderful mentors!


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Rain for the Sahel and Sahara

Location: Portsmouth, New Hampshire - USA
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Project Leader:
Whitney Fleming
Manager Communications & Projects
Portsmouth, NH United States

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