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: 1,750 adolescent girls at 23 partner schools
CLUBS: GIRLS CLUB & BOYS CLUB support
Target population: students in 23 primary schools, grades 4-8
Population served: 4,600 students
Goal: $100 per school
Population served: 11,500 students at 23 primary schools
Goal: $50/set, $250/school
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 18 schools received personal 'Dignity Kit' supplies in 2013.
- 100% partner schools participate in girl child program development and teacher training.
- 0% incidence of teenage pregnancy at 18 schools with active Girls Clubs
OUR 2014 GOAL
To implement a Girls Club curriculum that promotes mutual respect of gender and health education.