Arm Nigerian girls w/ the W.E.A.P.O.N of education

by W.E.A.P.O.N

Summary

Women & girls Education & Arts Providing Opportunity Now will provide full ride secondary school scholarship for 20 Nigerian school girls in Agbogugu Nigeria.
$5,650
total raised
60
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.knowledeisaweapon.org
"I Dare You"

Organization Information

W.E.A.P.O.N

Location: Venice, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.knowledgeisaweapon.org
W.E.A.P.O.N
Project Leader:
Megalyn Echikunwoke
President/Founder
venice, ca United States

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