GIRLS AT SCHOOL!

GIRLS AT SCHOOL!

Socio-economic development program against discrimination, exploitation and gender-based violence in the Amhara region in Ethiopia.

30

girls have completed secondary school

13

graduate girls

160

girls protected from traditional harmful practices

The project guarantees girls from Wuchale the chance to study. Since 2012 the project has supported over 200 girls. Every year 100 can regularly attend primary school and other 30 with excellent academic results, are accepted at the school residence provided by the project and have the opportunity to attend secondary school. At the end of the secondary school, they have access to the university. The scholastic residence was born to cancel the distance from home to school that would make it impossible for the girls to attend school regularly.

SUPPORT THE EDUCATION OF GIRLS
IN ETHIOPIA WITH ADOPTION AT A DISTANCE
OR 
WITH A DONATION

CONTEXT
GIRLS  DON'T GO TO SCHOOL IN 
NORTHERN ETHIOPIA

The Amhara region, in northern Ethiopia, is a region that presents widespread poverty, food insecurity, social disintegration and difficulties in accessing education. The child poverty rate is 34%. Access to primary education, according to the 2011 UNICEF report on the condition of children in the world, presents a country where school attendance in the primary sector is in line with national data (75.6%). Data on secondary education are dramatic: only 21.2% of girls attend school.

TARGET
ENCOURAGIN FEMALE EMPOWERMENT IN ETHIOPIA

Ensuring real access to education for girls benefiting from the project, supporting female education in a context, Ethiopia, where too often women, from an early age, struggle to gain access to education, a precious tool for a dignified future. The objective is to guarantee continuous access to education for 160 young female students, of whom 100 attend primary school, 30 secondary and 30 are enrolled in university.

 

WHAT WE ACT
WE TURN YOUR SUPPORT INTO OPPORTUNITIES

The project provides 100 primary school children with everything they need to go to school, monitoring their school performance. The school residence welcomes the 30 girls who attend secondary school. The maintenance and support to study are responsibility of the project, although it is required that the girls play an active role in managing the "home". The girls enrolled in university in various cities of Ethiopia receive monthly financial support to meet current expenses. Community events and awards for the most deserving female students are organized to enhance their role within the community.

RESULTS
A PROJECT THAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
FOR GIRLS IN ETHIOPIA

The project aims to increase the level of school attendance of girls in high school. Facilitate access to secondary school for girls who have excellent academic results at the end of primary school and who would be forced to leave school due to the distance between home and school. Support university education for girls who complete the secondary education course with positive results. Finally, it intends to enhance the capacities and the role of women within the communities.

STORIES
STORIES OF GIRLS WHO HAVE MADE A DREAM COME TRUE
BIRTUKAN

Thanks to my good scores at the end of primary school, I have been selected to join the project Girls at School. With distance scolarship I have lived in the girls’ hostels for 4 years, having the opportunity to focus on my studies. I was one of the best students in high school. I was able to join University in Addis Ababa. Today I am attending the fourth year in Biotechnology. I want to become a scientist and produce medicines, for my community. Thanks to this project, my dream is coming true!

DESTA

"My name is Desta, I am 18 years old. Schools are very far from villages: before being part of the project I lived 12 hours away from school; I like to study, especially science. Thanks to the project I can now live in the hostel with other girls, with whom I was able to create a special relationship. I would like to become a doctor and work for my people."

MULU

It is the story of a young orphan who, despite of the excellent scores, had to abandon her studies while attending primary school, not having the financial possibilities to continue. A few years later, Mulu was selected to join the project, thus entering secondary studies and then the University of Addis Ababa graduating in Applied Physics. Today she is an employee of the University and studies for the Master.

OTHER WAYS TO DONATE

Beneficiary

Cifa

Via Ugo Foscolo 3

10126 Torino

Bank transfer

Banca Unicredit Spa

IBAN IT34Q0200801005000102087969

SWIFT UNICRITM180

Postal order

Poste Italiane Spa     C/C 50829423

IBAN IT84U0760110300000050829423

SWIFT BPPIITRRXXX

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