Post secondary Education for Girls in Burkina Faso

by Burkina Faso Girls' Education Fund
Post secondary Education for Girls in Burkina Faso

Summary

This project provides scholarships to nursing, midwifery and primary school teacher training for 300 village girls who have completed secondary school at the top of their class in northern Burkina Faso. Because their parents are subsistence farmers, these scholarships are the only source of funds these girls will have to enable them to further their studies in primary school teaching, nursing or midwifery.

$200,000
total goal
$194,201
remaining
20
donors
13
monthly donors
6
months

Challenge

The lack of education/training prevents women from participating in today's society and makes them unable to combat poverty and exclusion which impacts negatively each generation of children. In northern Burkina Faso, over 200 high achieving village girls from subsistence farming families graduate from secondary school each year with assistance of the Lambs Support Girls' Education Project. The only possibility for them to obtain postsecondary education is with outside scholarship help.

Solution

This project will pay for nursing, midwifery and primary school teacher training scholarships for at least 300 qualified girls whose parents are subsistence farmers in Burkina Faso. Their educations will enable them to contribute to the education, health and welfare of under-served rural communities. They will also serve as role models for younger village girls and as leaders within their rural communities.

Long-Term Impact

Educating girls changes everything. When a girl in Burkina Faso receives an education, she marries later and has fewer children. When she earns an income, she reinvests it in her family, improving her children's health, education and well being, and she contributes to the development of her community and nation. When we invest in girls we all win! We empower the next generation to reach their potential as leaders committed to the growth and development of their countries.

Organization Information

Burkina Faso Girls' Education Fund

Location: Chester, California - USA
Project Leader:
Suzanne Plopper
Chester, California United States
$5,799 raised of $200,000 goal
 
80 donations
$194,201 to go
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