Trigger the girl effect with education

by BRAC USA Vetted since 2007 Site Visit Verified

Summary

Around the world, millions of primary-aged children are out of school - and girls are are far more likely than boys to never set foot in a classroom. To address this, BRAC is training local women as teachers and opening pre-primary and primary schools for children from poor families, especially girls. Building on over 40 years of experience in Bangladesh, BRAC has now expanded its education work to Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, the Philippines, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

$17,630
total goal
$13,602
remaining
50
donors
3
monthly donors
4
years

Challenge

BRAC works in extremely poor, post-disaster, and conflict-prone countries, where poverty and hunger, large class sizes, lack of qualified teachers, and poor learning environments contribute to the problems of low enrollment and retention. Parent illiteracy and low awareness of the importance of education, especially for girls, exacerbate these issues.

Solution

BRAC will establish thousands of early childhood education centers and primary schools to prepare children from poor families, including at least 60% girls, for lifelong learning. It will also train women from target communities as teachers and provide further training to existing government primary school teachers that emphasizes interactive and participatory learning methods. Working within existing community structures, BRAC will help change attitudes towards girls education.

Long-Term Impact

This project will increase the quality of education in communities in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, thereby increasing primary enrollment and completion rates, especially for girls from poor families. Graduates of BRAC pre-primary and primary schools will be equipped with the skills they need to succeed in secondary school and beyond, helping them to create the lives they want for themselves and overcome inter-generational cycles of poverty.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.bracusa.org
BRAC schools

Organization Information

BRAC USA

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.bracusa.org
Project Leader:
Sarah Allen
New York, NY United States
$4,028 raised of $17,630 goal
 
123 donations
$13,602 to go
Donate Now Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.