Education
 Niger
Project #8785

Empower girls in Niger for change via education

by Les amis de Hampate Ba
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Summary

An innovative "Girl Empowerment for Change" project will help 200 low-income adolescent girls at Hampate Ba Middle School in Niamey get more than just an academic basis. Creation of a Home Economics girls-only class and Gender/ICT Club will expand knowledge and strengthen confidence to improve their families' well-being and fight gender bias. The girls will gain an understanding of concepts, skills, attitudes and qualities needed to become agents of effective social change locally and globally.
$22,000
total goal
$17,607
remaining
40
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

With only 7% of girls attending secondary school in Niger, one of the 10 poorest countries in the world, and with a drop out rate of 63%, the challenge is to get more girls into and through secondary education. Too many adolescent girls are forced to drop out of school because of financial difficulties, early marriages, and gender bias. And so, as functional illiterates, these girls are unable to break the cycle of poverty, to think independently, and to meet the global challenges of our times.

Solution

Scholarships will help girls stay in school. Human values and skills in critical thinking and decision making will be accessed through Empowerment Projects. (Initiation of a Gender Club and new Media Room will promote gender equality through the arts and ICT; special weekly girls-only classes will allow taboo subjects like sexuality to be freely discussed). Benefits gained: later marriage, better dietary and sanitary conditions, improved child care and resistance against radicalism of any kind.

Long-Term Impact

By giving 200 adolescent girls the tools they need to improve their own lives, and by engaging them in efforts to uplift their communities, we are promoting the progress of the entire society.Our project puts girls first due to their special responsibility to pass on knowledge to future generations. Quality education at Hampate Ba School helps improve the well-being of entire families by reducing fertility and mortality rates, promoting health, fighting poverty and fostering social empowerment.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.amishampateba.org
Hampate Ba School's website
Hampate Ba store's website
Find us on Facebook
Happy at Hampate Ba Middle School

Organization Information

Les amis de Hampate Ba

Location: Paris - France
Website: http:/​/​www.amishampateba.org/​home_en.htmlg
Project Leader:
Thierry B
Paris, France
$4,393 raised of $22,000 goal
 
 
77 donations
$17,607 to go
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