By giving One Girl the opportunity for an education you create a ripple effect that begins a reversal in the trend of poverty. Improving the lives of girls in underdeveloped countries has the potential to improve economic conditions on a worldwide scale.
“The people in my community say that education is only for boys, but we are there to tell that we can also make it.”
Secondary schools are not free in Africa. Girls who do attend school are frequently sent home due to unpaid fees and cannot achieve the results they’re capable of. This has given Sub-Saharan Africa has the distinction of having the highest dropout rate of girls in secondary school in the world.
I would like to donate to a secondary school scholarship to help a girl change her destiny.
The cost of a full year secondary scholarship is $500.
“The way they look at me at home in my village is very different from the way they used to look at me. And sometimes they even come up to me and ask me for advice – it makes me a little bit proud.”
Women are widely unrepresented in the professional sphere due to lack of access to higher education. With more young women joining the professional workforce and having a voice in senior level positions, the gender imbalance in positions of influence will slowly start to shift.
I would like to donate to a university scholarship and help more women in Africa become leaders with professional designations.
The cost of a full year university scholarship is $3500.