Send Rural Girls to School in Zimbabwe

by Girl Child Network (GCN)

Summary

In the rural area outside Victoria Falls, many girls are in crucial need of school fees to continue their education. This fund provides scholarships for school fees, and uniforms and meals as needed.
$17,673
total raised
114
donors
0
monthly donors
10
years active

Challenge

The majority of rural Zimbabweans are living in poverty due to political and economic challenges and severe drought. Failing crops and unheard of inflation creates a situation where great number of peasant farmers can no longer afford to send their girl children to school. School fees and uniforms are impossible to pay for as prices keep rising. Sadly, girls are being forced to drop out of school. It is likely many girls will never return. Often these girls resort to prostitution.

Solution

Girl Child Network (GCN) will use the funds to pay for one year's school fees; a uniform that includes a new pair of shoes; counseling and hot meals for the most disadvantaged girls in the area around Hwange.

Long-Term Impact

GCN anticipates that educating and counseling severely impoverished girls provide opportunities for economic independence and is an effective long-term investment to eradicating poverty. Access to education honors these girls’ basic human rights.

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
GCN

Organization Information

Girl Child Network (GCN)

Location: San Francisco, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.idex.org/​gcn.html
Project Leader:
Sarah Dotlich
IDEX Africa Program Director
San Francisco, California United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 114 donors like you, a total of $17,673 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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