Support 50 Muslim Girls to Become Nurses

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Around the world Muslim Women and Girls have been denied education and the opportunity to support their families and communities. This program provides quality education to 50 college students in a predominantly Muslim province to achieve their dream in a nursing career.

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Muslim females of all ages around the world are being denied the opportunity to receive a quality education and to develop professional skills to remedy the health, social and economic needs of their communities. At Sulu State College in the predominantly Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao in the Philippines, the School of Nursing has provided such opportunity. However, the school is surrounded by high poverty and communal violence. Students struggle to complete their studies.


By supporting 50 additional female nursing students with their basic educational needs, classroom materials, graduation fees and the cost of licensing exams, These young women demonstrate the potential success for Muslim women around the world. In addition, as health care providers, the nurses are providing vital services to all community members and expanding the employment base in one of the most economically deprived areas of the world. They also are symbols for the youth

Long-Term Impact

The nursing program at Sulu State College is a beacon of hope for the entire community. As compared to just 30 percentage pass rate of its students in the national nursing exams two years ago when the school faced closure, students are now performing among the top of all such schools in the Philippines. The challenge is to sustain this success by supporting bright young students in their studies. As of June 2017, AAI has helped support the successful licesencing of 120 new nurses in Sulu.

Additional Documentation

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


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Organization Information

Asia America Initiative

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Albert Santoli
Washington, DC United States

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