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Keep Zambian Girls in School and AIDS-Free

by Lubuto Library Partners
Keep Zambian Girls in School and AIDS-Free
Keep Zambian Girls in School and AIDS-Free
Keep Zambian Girls in School and AIDS-Free
Keep Zambian Girls in School and AIDS-Free
Keep Zambian Girls in School and AIDS-Free
Keep Zambian Girls in School and AIDS-Free
Keep Zambian Girls in School and AIDS-Free
Keep Zambian Girls in School and AIDS-Free
Keep Zambian Girls in School and AIDS-Free
Keep Zambian Girls in School and AIDS-Free
Keep Zambian Girls in School and AIDS-Free
Keep Zambian Girls in School and AIDS-Free
Keep Zambian Girls in School and AIDS-Free
Keep Zambian Girls in School and AIDS-Free
Keep Zambian Girls in School and AIDS-Free

Summary

The $28,000 goal is representative of how much we have needed to raise for the scholarship program since 2017. With some small grant funds, the U.S. Embassy of Zambia and ViiV Healthcare have covered all but $2,834, and we only need $515 more to reach our goal to allow the girls to continue their educations--and for girls in Zambia's rural Southern Province to be provided with new scholarships, which will help keep them out of early marriages.

$28,000
total goal
$513
remaining
155
donors
3
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

HIV disproportionately affects girls and young women in Sub-Saharan Africa. They account for 74% of new infections among adolescents, with more than 1,000 new infections every day. Poverty, childhood marriage, gender-based violence, becoming an orphan and school drop-out all contribute to girls' vulnerability to HIV.

Solution

Education is one of the best defenses against the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS. A case study in Botswana found that just one additional year in secondary school cuts girls' risk of HIV nearly in half! Imagine the impact that completing secondary school will have on the lives and families of the at-risk girls in Zambia who receive these scholarships.

Long-Term Impact

Evidence proves that empowering girls through education not only decreases the risk of HIV/AIDS, but also prevents childhood-marriage, delays childbearing, lowers infant mortality rates and increases girls' future earning power. Empowering girls to complete secondary school creates a powerful ripple effect across families and communities. Your donation and support will open new doors for girls and young women, giving them the chance to lead happy, healthy, and productive lives.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.lubuto.org
Read the stories of girls who need scholarships
Learn about all DREAMS work Lubuto is doing

Organization Information

Lubuto Library Partners

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Twitter: @LubutoLibrary
Project Leader:
Jane Meyers
Washington, DC United States
$27,487 raised of $28,000 goal
 
251 donations
$513 to go
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