Scholarships for Disadvantaged Girls in Zimbabwe

by Girl Child Network (GCN)

Summary

In the rural areas of Chihota, Hwange and Rusape many girls are in crucial need of scholarships to be able to continue their education. This fund will provide scholarships for 50 girls in each region.
$9,871.00
total raised
5
donors
0
monthly donors
13
years active

Challenge

Political and economic chaos, as well as a severe drought, has impoverished the majority of Zimbabweans. Due to failing crops, a great number of peasant farmers are no longer able to afford to send their girl children to school. School fees and uniforms cost $48 per child annually in Zimbabwe and for many this sum is impossible to pay. Sadly, girls are being forced to drop out of school. It is most likely that the majority of the girls will never return.

Solution

Girl Child Network (GCN) will use the funds to pay for one year's school fees and a uniform, including a new pair of shoes, for 150 of the most disadvantaged girls from Chihota, Hwange, and Rusape.

Long-Term Impact

GCN has offices in each community and are aware those girls who are most in need. To date, GCN has provided approximately 2,000 scholarships for girl children in Zimbabwe.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.idex.org/​partner.php?partner_id=13

Organization Information

Girl Child Network (GCN)

Location: San Francisco, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.idex.org/​gcn.html

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Thanks to 5 donors like you, a total of $9,871 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Wonderful!
   

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