Stop Child Marriages Today in Africa

by Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)
Stop Child Marriages Today in Africa
Stop Child Marriages Today in Africa
Stop Child Marriages Today in Africa
Stop Child Marriages Today in Africa
Stop Child Marriages Today in Africa
Stop Child Marriages Today in Africa
Stop Child Marriages Today in Africa
Stop Child Marriages Today in Africa
Stop Child Marriages Today in Africa
Stop Child Marriages Today in Africa

Introduction 

By responsive and proactive measures against child marriage, girls will be empowered by maintaining good health, get access to education and reduce fertility rates. The World Bank states that child marriages cost the African countries tens of billions of dollars in lost earnings which demonstrates the potential of economic growth and the opportunity of breaking the cycle of poverty as girls with secondary education are more likely to earn twice as much as those without secondary level.

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This project aims at educating parents and girls about the risk of child marriage; provide education and group therapy to girls who have been or at risk of being victims of child marriage, and offer income generation schemes to parents to prevent child marriages in the future.

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Introduction 

In Africa, around 30% of girls marry before the age of 18. This contributes to high fertility rates, increased health risks, reduced educational levels and cost the countries billions of dollars in lost earnings. By providing girls with mental and educational support, as well as sustainable solutions for partners to independently earn a living we contribute to gender equality as well as quality education which will give people the opportunity to make educated decisions.

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At Shanduko Yeupenyu Childcare, have made it a priority to teach communities on the benefits of keeping young girls in school and helping young girls escape the threat of child marriage. But we want to do more, we currently support 45 girls and want to expand to helping a 100 girls as soon as possible. Raising funds to support them through their entire school education, and providing them with mental health support would be a dream come true. Please help by sharing and clicking the link in bio to donate to our cause. All help is needed.

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Introduction 

Shockingly still today In Africa, around 30% of girls marry before the age of 18. This contributes to high fertility rates, increased health risks, reduced educational levels and cost the countries billions of dollars in lost earnings.

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The fact of minimal access to education and the widespread poverty in communities, families are unaware of or have no other choice than to arrange child marriages. Due to the deep-rooted patriarchy and lack of independence, girls are those who are affected the most. 1 in 3 girls in sub-Saharan Africa are married before the age of 18, which causes girls to leave school early, putting them at higher risk of health problems; and contributing to population growth, and lower standards of living. We have managed to raise $531 for this extremely important cause but still have a very long way to go.

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Introduction 

In Africa, around 30% of girls marry before the age of 18. This contributes to high fertility rates, increased health risks, reduced educational levels and cost the countries billions of dollars in lost earnings. By providing girls with mental and educational support, as well as sustainable solutions for partners to independently earn a living we contribute to gender equality as well as quality education which will give people the opportunity to make educated decisions.

Report 

The greatest reason for child brides is the high level of poverty, giving parents no other choice but to marry off their daughter to receive lobola (bride price) and reduce their household costs. This project aims at educating parents and girls about the risk of child marriage; provide education and group therapy to girls who have been or at risk of being victims of child marriage, and offer income generation schemes to parents to prevent child marriages in the future. Only $15 will put a girl through secondary school for a whole year!

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Introduction 

In Africa, around 30% of girls marry before the age of 18. This contributes to high fertility rates, increased health risks, reduced educational levels and cost the countries billions of dollars in lost earnings.

Report 

The greatest reason behind child brides are the high level of poverty, giving parents no other choice but to marry off their daughter to receive lo bola (bride price) and reduce their household costs. This projects aims at educating parents and girls about the risk of child marriage; provide education and group therapy to girls who have been or at risk of being victims of child marriage; and offer income generation schemes to parents to prevent child marriages in the future. Thanks to our regular donors we have managed to raise USD416 so far! We still have a long way to go to reach our target of USD20000 to help these girls build a better future for themselves through access to education.

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Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Tyrone Bennett
London, London United Kingdom
$692 raised of $20,000 goal
 
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$19,308 to go
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