| Aug 19, 2019
Understanding the challenge of girls' education
One general truth worldwide is "Education is the key to ending poverty" in Africa, specially girl-child education. In africa, both in rural and urban areas, women occupy a prominent place in the economy of their country, despite a very low rate of literacy among them and a huge burden on their back that is ancient traditions that constitute barriers, a considerable obstacle to their emancipation.
The UNESCO 1997 report shows that two thirds of all those who have no access to education are girls and women. Sixty five million girls and women never even started school, and an estimated 100 million do not complete primary education, often because the quality is poor and their opportunities are far from equal to those of boys. More than 542 million women are illiterate, many as a result of inadequate or incomplete schooling. In an age of enormously expended effort to increase access to all levels of education, of high aspirations for political participation, and huge growth of knowledge, nearly three quarters of a billion girls and women are being denied education (UNESCO, 2000).
This alarming situation on the education of women around the world must challenge all of us to act in a consistent and effective way against this discrimination that risks mortgaging the future of girls in sub-Saharan Africa.
That' why Association Jeunesse is continuing to support girls' education through this project posted on GlobalGiving. Since we have posted the project to support 50 vulnerable girls to stay in school, we have raised for them $2070 from wonderful donators who believe that our action could make a difference and contribute to offer these girl-children a brighter future.
The support provided to these girls allowed many of them to have good results at school and despite the fact that we have not yet completed the sum of $ 5000 budgeted at the beginning of the project, we was able to provide most girls' school kits with the help of other AJE partners.
At this moment, the Association is preparing girls to return to school in a month where it will be an opportunity to distribute school kits to girls for the imminent start of the 2019/2020 school year.
This is another opportunity for the Espoir Jeunesse Association to invite the wonderful community of GlobalGiving to accompany us in offering these girls hope for a better future.