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High School Graduates
Win University Scholarships

Congratulations to fourteen
sponsored students who
graduated high school
with honors this year.

Thirteen standouts captured
full university scholarships!

Hurray for them - and hurray
for their sponsors, who gave
a child opportunity to learn.

Thank you, sponsors!

 

Kids Win the Gold
Olympic Challenge: BOOKS! 

1,725 books will be a permanent
resource at 23 Kendu Bay
primary schools.

Barriers collapse - 11,500 children
now have tools to learn to read.

That makes us all winners! 

Empowerment

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.

THE SITUATION
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
Goal: $20/girl

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


TEXTBOOKS:
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.

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