Education  Mali Project #1173

Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!

by Ouelessebougou Alliance
Play Video
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 | Feb 13, 2015
Education is becoming a top priority for all!

By Angie Roberts | Executive Director

Morning assembly in Kaban
Morning assembly in Kaban

The Alliance's Field Director just visited the village of Kaban.  We support a primary grade school in Kaban and are so pleased that out of all students enrolled, 51% are girls!  This has not always been the case due to practical and cultural reasons.  Historically, girls were expected to stay at home and help with chores such as gathering firewood, finding water and watching their siblings.  As the Alliance started partnering with villages to build primary grade schools, one of our top priorities was to establish Village Education Councils.

The councils are comprised of members from the village, including women.  They work with Alliance staff to set the education goals for the village AND share the information they learn with others.  And, one of the key pieces of information they learn is how important it is for all children to receive an education.

We especially love the photo of the little 3 year old who just loves going to school because she is already learning to read and write.  

A few quick facts from a UNESCO 2013 fact sheet:

Educated women are less likely to die in childbirth.

Mothers' education improves child nutrition

Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to have children at an early age.

Girls with higher levels of educaiton are less likely to get married at an early age.

YOUR SUPPORT CHANGES LIVES!

3 years old and she is starting to read!
3 years old and she is starting to read!

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

About Project Reports

Project reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.

Sign up for updates

Organization Information

Ouelessebougou Alliance

Location: Riverton, Utah - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
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.
   

Still want to help?

Support another project run by Ouelessebougou Alliance that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Get incredible stories, promotions, and matching offers in your inbox

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.