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. In African schools boys woefully outnumber girls in attendance. 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 Fatu 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. Fatu's father earns a monthly income of $150 and her mother works as a petty trader. Their income is not enough to meet the family's basic needs. This project will provide a full scholarship for Fatu covering her tuition, books, school supplies and related school expenses.
Funds from this project will help Fatu continue her education and eventually become a medical doctor - 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 Fatu to finish school, become independent and self-sufficient. In her chosen future career as a medical doctor, she will also be contributing to national development.