Education
 Lesotho
Project #14057

Help Educate 40 Bright Girls in Lesotho

by Educare Fund
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Summary

Our ambition at Educare Fund is to enable more bright young girls to have access to higher education and greater job opportunities. We partner with Lesotho families of all shapes and sizes who do not receive any government funding and are struggling to keep their kids in high school. Educare Fund meets these families half way by paying a proportion of the school fees and all examination costs. With this campaign we hope to expand our support to include books, uniforms and stationery.
$40,000.00
total goal
$10,219.00
remaining
139
donors
10
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Poor families who do not qualify for government funding find it difficult to pay school fees for their children at high school level. Government funding, quite rightly, prioritizes complete orphans and those with one living parent. Many families with two parents may be unable to afford their children's high school fees because one or both are unemployed, disabled or may be working, but in low paid jobs. Many kids from such families have to drop out of school as they can no longer afford the fees

Solution

The project will continue to pay for a proportion of the basic school fees and all exam fees for those girls who are in their examination years (year 10 and year 12). Depending on the funds raised, the charity will extend this support by providing extra funding to cover the cost of books, stationery and items of uniform according to individual needs. With the fees paid, no school days will be missed and the girls will stand a better chance of completing high school.

Long-Term Impact

The long term impact of supporting the education of these girls is the empowerment to lift themselves out of poverty to the benefit of their communities and their own children in the future. Completion of high school will open up opportunities for higher education for the girls. Some past beneficiaries have, in fact, gained access to university level education and, in some cases, even post-graduate education. Those who do not go to university will still benefit from access to better-paid jobs.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.educarefund.org
Educare Fund Website

Organization Information

Educare Fund

Location: Loughton, Essex - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.educarefund.org
Project Leader:
Liphethiso Harris
Loughton, Essex United Kingdom
$29,781 raised of $40,000 goal
 
419 donations
$10,219 to go
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