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!