WHAT WE DO
We support a comprehensive girls health and education initiative in local primary schools to improve girls school attendance and provide essential health information and material support.
Lacking money for underwear and sanitary supplies, adolescent girls stay home during their menstrual periods. Falling behind in their school work, girls feel discouraged and drop out of school. More than 70% of the region's girls do not finish grade eight. Outside of school's environment, girls are cut off from receiving critical health and AIDS education and are pressured for early marriage. AIDS prevalence among girls in this district is 25%, compared to the national average of 6.7%.
HELP GIRLS STAY IN SCHOOL
WHERE HELP IS NEEDED:
SUPPLIES: DIGNITY KITS for adolescent girls
Target population: 1,850 adolescent girls at 23 partner schools
GIRLS CLUB EDUCATION
Target population: 4,600 girls in 23 primary schools, grades 4-8
Population served: 11,500 students at 23 primary schools
Students attending our target schools lack basic resources to develop reading proficiency. Textbooks empower the economic and social futures of these children.
BY THE NUMBERS
- 100% of adolescent girls at 23 schools receive personal 'Dignity Kit' supplies.
- 100% partner schools participate in girl child program development and teacher training.
- Teenage pregnancy and school dropout reduced from 240 girls/year to only four girls in 2014.