What difference does education in the life of a girl in Africa? The difference is night and day, success and almost certain failure. A whole lot! Based on our research and experiences, here are a few points of note:
1. Girls that are not educated have a higher level of prostitution, a higher rate of child labor, get married earlier and are more liable to becoming drug addicts.
2. Girls that are literate / educated are more likely to use their stimulated minds to become entrepreneurs.
3. Educated girls are more likely to send their children to school and raise healthier families.
Here are a few important notes about Education:
a) Education aids countries in harnessing their natural resources - effectively changing their Gross Domestic Product (a general measure of productivity and growth).
b) Education plays a vital role in the creation of enterprises that provides jobs for people.
c) Education provides a springboard to employing and using technology to improve the lives of people.
d) The lack of primary education is one of the main obstacles to eradicating poverty and hunger in Africa. This is a vital foundation and without this many lives end up destitute and frustrated - due to a lack of opportunities.
e) Education opens the doorway to information, transformation, reformation, innovation and actualization of dreams. Read More...
Christiana (pictured) is a star student in Freetown with tremendous potential. I had the opportunity to meet her during my last trip and I came away thinking - "Here is a brilliant, talented young lady with tremendous potential - who will make an amazing difference as a leader."
Could you join us in this endeavor by helping to providing scholarships and computer training for Christiana and other young ladies in her community? Your donation of $30 or more a month will help provide a scholarship. Your support is needed and important because it will help ladies like her stay in school - bringing about transformation and opened doors of opportunity. Sign up for a recurring monthly donation today