Support Education for 100 Girls in Ethiopia

by Studio Samuel Foundation Vetted since 2017

Summary

Studio Samuel creates pathways and empowers at-risk girls in Africa to become self-reliant. Our program provides healthcare, life skills training, and computer programming classes to prepare girls for gainful employment and careers. Girls in Ethiopia face child marriage, trafficking, child labor, and lack of access to education. Families in our community live on < $2 per day. To date, 94% of our students have improved academically and two students have received four-year college scholarships.

$7,000
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$0
remaining
63
donors
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monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Girls in Ethiopia face child marriage, trafficking, child labor, and lack of access to education. In our community, only 16% of girls advance from primary school to secondary school and 41% of female domestic workers are ages 10-19 years. 64% of Ethiopians who are unemployed in our community are women.

Solution

Our two-year program, Training for Tomorrow, provides healthcare, life skills training, and computer programming to prepare girls to stand on their own. At the core is counseling, group and individual, to address past trauma. Already 100 girls are enrolled and advancing in our program; another 200 are eager to participate. Two of our graduates, who would normally have left school to support their families, have received four-year college scholarships as a result of their life skills training.

Long-Term Impact

This year, 100 girls in Training for Tomorrow will gain the skills and confidence to improve their lives and the lives of their families. This is transformative, since women are key drivers of economic growth. In order to eradicate extreme poverty and build vibrant economies, women must gain access to education, jobs, and leadership opportunities. (UN) "The profitability of education, according to estimates of private rate of return, is indisputable, universal, and global." (The World Bank).

Additional Documentation

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

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Organization Information

Studio Samuel Foundation

Location: Forest Hills, NY - USA
Website: https:/​/​www.studiosamuel.org
Project Leader:
Tamara Horton
Forest Hills, NY United States

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