The project buys lambs & school materials for girls' first year of school. It requires parents to raise, sell & purchase lambs to pay for their daughters' school needs the following 12 years of school
In northern Burkina Faso, less than 15% of girls go to school. Over the next 3 years, the project will enable 900 rural girls whose parents cannot afford to send them to school, to enter primary school. The project will purchase a lamb and school materials for the girls' first year of primary school. Parents will assume responsibility for the costs of the remaining 12 years of primary, middle & secondary school by the yearly sale of their lambs and the purchase of new lambs and school materials.
The project works with village leaders & families to identify 5-6 year old girls & provides a lamb & school materials for each girl's first year. Parents raise, sell & purchase lambs yearly to buy their daughters' school materials for 12 years.
At least 80% of the 900 girls will achieve 12 years of education, leading to improved child health, lower fertility rates, higher levels of education in the next generation & more effective participation in civil society and the economy.
One of the most important findings ever in the development community is that investing in the education of girls yields high returns for economic and social development. - USAID Office of Women in Development, US international development agency
Total Funding Received to Date: £59,818
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £1,269
Total Funding Goal: £61,087
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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