Education
 Nepal
Project #461

Scholarship Program for Girls in Nepal

by Room to Read

Summary

Room to Read provides opportunities for girls in developing countries to attend school, thus allowing them to gain the lifelong gift of education and to take control of their lives.
$2,120
total goal
$0
remaining
5
donors
0
monthly donors
11
years active

Challenge

Of the 850 million illiterate people in the developing world, nearly two-thirds are women. Out of the 130 million children not in school in the world, nearly two-thirds are girls. Due to economics and cultural bias, young girls are often left behind when it comes to educational opportunities. If families are able to send only one child to school, the eldest son is usually chosen. The scholarship program can have an immediate and direct impact on the lives of young girls.

Solution

To each girl, we make a 10-year commitment through the completion of secondary school starting at age 5. This acts as an incentive to achieve and stay in school and provides security and support to girls who often grow up in an uncertain environment

Long-Term Impact

The goal is to provide opportunities for girls in developing countries to attend school, thus allowing them to gain the lifelong gift of education and to take control of their lives.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.roomtoread.org
Girls' Scholarship Slideshow

Organization Information

Room to Read

Location: San Francisco, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.roomtoread.org
Project Leader:
Bella Berns
Development Manager
San Francisco, California United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 5 donors like you, a total of $2,665 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Wonderful!

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