Education
 Mali
Project #1173

Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!

by Ouelessebougou Alliance
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“When girls are educated, societies are transformed. Economies grow, health improves, and everyone benefits.”

            - Girl Rising

We are thrilled about the new school that was built in the village of Famana over the summer! We are incredibly grateful to the donors who made this dream a reality!

Famana has been in desperate need for a new school building and the villagers are incredibly excited about this opportunity! They are committed to making this a long term, sustainable investment with teacher support and PTA meetings. You too can help insure this is a sustainable program by investing in teacher trainings and school supplies.

We are more thrilled to say that this school will educate 130 students and over half of those will be girls! Currently 65 million girls are out of school globally.

Famana’s commitment to education – and girl’s education in particular – is a reminder to us all about the power of one small community working for progress and change. And it is a reminder that your gift goes a long way into securing this progress and change for the next generation.

We cannot wait to see what the future holds for the village of Famana and its students.  Thank you for your commitment to girl’s education!

Iniche!

Education for girls has not always been a fundamental right, and in many parts of the world, due to practical or cultural reasons, it is still not an important issue.

In our region of the world, historically girls were expected to stay at home and help with chores such as: gathering firewood, walking miles to collect water, and tending to younger siblings.

But we know, that the more girls are educated, the better it is for everyone. UNESCO tells us a mothers’ education improves child nutrition, and girls with higher levels of education are less likely to get married and have children at an early age.  

Ouelessebougou Alliance is committed to increasing the number of girls in school and seeing those girls complete their primary education all the way through high school. We work with Village Education Councils and the parents associations to educate them about the importance of girls going to school and to encourage them to send their daughters on a regular basis.

None of our training would be possible without you! Your support changes not only these girl’s lives, but the lives’ of the communities they live and learn in!

Thank You!

Iniche!

The Ouelessebougou Alliance, has been, and is committed to keeping girls in school.

One way we do this is by partnering with Days for Girls International, an organization committed to educating girls about female health and reproduction, and providing feminine hygiene kits to help keep girls in school all year long.

Days for Girls International is an organization, “dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods in part through safe, sustainable feminine hygiene choices to promote dignity, opportunity and health of girls and women throughout the world.”

Providing girls and women with access to this type of care, helps keep girls in school longer, and fosters a culture of long lasting education. We know that by educating girls and women we can reduce poverty, develop agriculture, and increase economic development.                                        

Iniche!

If you educate a girl, you can change the world.  There will be less poverty, fewer cases of HIV, there will be fewer child brides and fewer cases of young girls dying in childbirth.

Education gives girls the power to make choices.  The power to get an education, stay health, marry when she wants to, and have health, happy children when she is ready.

The Alliance is committed to expanding educational opportunities for village children, especially girls.  School latrines and village wells have opened the door for many more young women to pursue their goals.  In addition, our outreach with village education councils has helped them see the importance of both boys and girls receiving quality educational instruction.



YOUR SUPPORT CHANGES LIVES!

Well, it's that time of year again! Both here in the US and in Mali students are headed back to school.

Recently in one of our villages, Famana, the principal of the school there shared a story that children - both boys and girls - some as young as 4 years, were walking to school to listen in on the lessons and learn, despite the fact they weren't technically enrolled. And the teachers, graciously and patiently allowed them to listen in.

Famana has been one of the villages where are education initiatives have been successfully implemented, which includes: teacher trainings for all teacher, providing school supplies such as book and bench desks, and increasing enrollment numbers of village children, especially among girls.

Thanks to the wonderful teachers who give so much to make sure children in remote villages also have a safe place to learn! And thanks to all of you who continue to support our education initiatives and turn these children’s dreams into reality!

 

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Organization Information

Ouelessebougou Alliance

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.lifteachother.org
Project Leader:
Angie Roberts
Executive Director
Salt Lake City, Utah United States
$6,685 raised of $10,000 goal
 
158 donations
$3,315 to go
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