The national literacy rate for Nigerian females is only 56%, compared to 72% for males, and in certain states the female literacy,enrollment and achievement rates are much lower. With 70% of the population living below the poverty line, girls are often sent to generate income for families by selling wares in the market or on the street. If an African girl has a chance to go to secondary school, there is a lower risk of her contracting HIV/AIDS, becoming a child bride, or a teen mother.
We will provide full 6 year secondary school scholarships (including uniforms, materials, nutrition) to at least 20 girls that will ensure funding for completion of school required before university.
Girls in developing countries are the world’s greatest untapped resource for stability and growth. As economic actors and future mothers, safe, healthy, educated, economically empowered girls have the means to escape poverty and ignite progress.