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

Girls' education is a significant priority. This project will provide resources for girls ages 3-30 to get their education. This includes vocational training, computer training, and attending college to empower girls to be self-sufficient. Support covers books & school supplies, school tuition support, girls mentoring, and extra support, including food, tutoring/exam support, STEM programs, mobile devices/laptops, bed nets, solar lights, COVID-19 support, and transportation.

$375,000
total goal
$82,025
remaining
3,455
donors
36
monthly donors
103
fundraisers
13
years

Challenge

Gender inequality is a significant cause and effect of hunger and poverty. Across the region, 9 million girls between the ages of about 6 and 11 will never go to school, compared to 6 million boys, according to UIS data. By the time they become adolescents, the exclusion rate for girls is 36% compared to 32% for boys. Without urgent action, the situation will likely worsen as the region faces a rising demand for education due to a still-growing school-age population. (UNESCO, 2021).

Solution

This project helps close the gender gap by helping more girls go to school and complete their education. This is done through school support, including books and supplies, fees, uniforms, food support, transportation, solar lights, tutoring, and other help. The Girls' mentoring sessions ensure that the girls have the life skills and mindset needed for success. Computer training, vocational, and business opportunities ensure progress toward self-sufficiency.

Long-Term Impact

This project helps girls break out of the vicious cycle of poverty that entraps unskilled and resource-poor girls. At-risk girls are maturing into well-educated, emancipated, gainfully employed, and self-sufficient women. These empowered women are the pillars of their families, communities, and the nation. When the home's mother is educated, the entire family's health, well-being, and success are propelled forward and transformed. Educated girls are empowered and inform the whole nation.

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
$292,975 raised of $375,000 goal
 
4,956 donations
$82,025 to go
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