In sub-Saharan Africa, 24 million girls are too poor to go to school. Poverty not only excludes a girl from school but means she may marry as young as 13, has a one in 22 change of dying in childbirth, and one in six of her children will die before the age of five. Girls living in rural areas such as Samfya, where families rely on fishing and subsistence farming for food, are most effected, with many forced to drop out of school each year.
Innovations such as the Samfya Resource Center offer a route out of poverty. By accessing essential internet services, IT training and online learning resources, over 480 students a month in this remote region are building the knowledge and skills they need to participate in today's world. By equipping the Center with reliable and sustainable solar technology, you will be helping to train and educate even more students while, at the same time, reducing the center's carbon footprint.
Approximately 6000 students, graduates and community members per year will benefit from online learning and computer training, greatly increasing their access to educational resources and providing students with the necessary computer skills and training to succeed in a modern and globalized world.