In African schools boys woefully outnumber girls in attendance. UNESCO in a report titled "Education for All" identifies Sub-Saharan Africa as one of the regions that have the widest gender disparity in terms of education. Two out of three of the 110 million children who do not attend school are girls, and girls grow up to make two thirds of the world's 875 million illiterate adults. This project will help ensure that Bintu continues her schooling by providing her with a full scholarship.
Families with limited funds to educate their children focus on sending their boys to school, and many girls who start school drop out because their parents cannot afford to continue to pay for their education. Bintu's mother is the main provider of their home and her monthly income of $120 earned as a petty trader is not enough to meet their basic family needs. This project will provide a full scholarship for Bintu covering her tuition, books, school supplies and related school expenses.
Funds from this project will help Bintu continue her education and eventually become a banker - her desired future profession. Your support will help provide all she needs to be successful in school and ensure that she completes her education.
Healthy, well-educated and emancipated women are an excellent foundation for a new and free society. Your support will help Bintu to finish school, become independent and self-sufficient. In her chosen future career as a banker, she will also be contributing to national development.