Education  Mali Project #1173

Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!

by Ouelessebougou Alliance
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Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!

Project Report | Aug 6, 2021
Together We've Improved Girls' Education!

By Judy Hut | Executive Director

We did it! Together we have raised over $10,000 to support girls' education in Ouelessebougou. Because of your generosity, more girls are receiving formal education opportunities and attending elementary school in Ouelessebougou. We're pleased to report girls' enrollment in our 12 partner schools was an average of 48% at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. When we started our education programs in the mid-1990s, girls' enrollment was not a priority. Many parents in rural Ouelessebougou did not understand the importance of seeing their daughters educated. Traditionally, most girls stayed home to help their parents with chores and raising the children. Since they married young, families did not prioritize formal education.

Our Mali staff has worked closely with elementary schools to change these communities and their ideology surrounding girls' education. Through training and education councils, more teachers and parents make girls' enrollment a priority. The principal of our school in Djemene visited every family in his community and talked to the parents about their children's education goals. He educated them on why their daughters need to be educated just as much as their sons, and increased the girls' enrollment in his classroom. Djemene has one of our highest girls' enrollment with over 50%.

This would not be possible without your support. Your donations provided the resources we needed for training and quality education. Iniche!!!

P.S. Although we are ending this project, we still have much more work to do in Ouelessebougou. Look for our next education campaign on GlobalGiving. We will be raising funds to support our 2021 - 2022 education programs in Ouelessebougou. We greatly appreciated your continued support.

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Organization Information

Ouelessebougou Alliance

Location: Riverton, Utah - USA
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Project Leader:
Amanda McConnell
Salt Lake City , Utah United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 172 donors like you, a total of $10,235 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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