Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone

by Develop Africa, Inc.
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone

Summary

This project focuses on providing essential resources and support to advance girls' education, including tuition support, vocational and computer training, mentoring, and STEM programs. It also provides necessary supplies such as books, school and teaching materials, and solar lights. The program aims to break down barriers and empower girls to become self-sufficient leaders in their communities by giving them access to education and resources.

$435,000
total goal
$97,221
remaining
3,890
donors
32
monthly donors
123
fundraisers
13
years

Challenge

In many regions, gender inequality remains a significant cause and result of poverty and hunger. Sadly, millions of girls are denied access to education. In sub-Saharan Africa, 9 million girls aged 6-11 are out of school, compared to 6 million boys. By adolescence, 36% of girls are excluded from school compared to 32% of boys. The demand for education is growing with the school-age population, and without immediate action, the situation is likely to worsen. (UNESCO, 2021)

Solution

This project provides a comprehensive approach to empower girls and close the gender gap in education. Through various means of support, such as school supplies, fees, uniforms, food, transportation, tutoring, and solar lights, we ensure girls have access to education. Mentoring sessions equip girls with essential life skills and a mindset for success, while computer training, vocational, and business opportunities promote self-sufficiency.

Long-Term Impact

The long-term impact of this project is the transformation of at-risk girls into educated, self-sufficient, and empowered women who become pillars of their families, communities, and the nation. As mothers, educated women improve their families' health, well-being, and economic stability. Educated girls become informed citizens who participate in civic life and contribute to the progress of their nation. By breaking the cycle of poverty, this project creates a ripple effect of positive change.

Resources

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @developafrica
Project Leader:
Amy Baty-Herbert
Johnson City , Tennessee United States
$337,779 raised of $435,000 goal
 
5,799 donations
$97,221 to go
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