Launch Five Girls Clubs for Literacy Worldwide

by LitWorld

Summary

This project provides literacy and leadership workshops for girls in countries including Iraq, Kenya & Liberia. We provide mentorship, health & safety information and a safe space for self-expression.
$16,685
total raised
137
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Staggering statistics show that millions of girls in developing countries drop out before reaching secondary school, greatly diminishing their economic self-sufficiency and putting their health and their families’ health at risk. Statistics show that girls’ literacy levels impact their own health as well as the health of their future children. This project will affect hundreds of girls in developing countries worldwide, including, but not limited to: Iraq, Kenya, Ghana, Sudan, and Liberia.

Solution

LitWorld provides mentoring, literacy & leadership workshops, health & safety information, and lessons on female empowerment & the importance of education to girls in vulnerable communities. We equip these young women to become literacy leaders.

Long-Term Impact

LitWorld Girls Clubs for literacy create a network of girls worldwide using literacy for power and social action. Girls use their newfound skills to convey issues of health, information, safety and inspiration to other young women in their community.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.litworld.org
LitWorld's Youtube
Girls Club Blog - updated by clubs worldwide!
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Organization Information

LitWorld

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.litworld.org
LitWorld
Project Leader:
Dorothy Lee
New York, NY United States

Funded Project!

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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