Project #292 | Sisters to Sisters in Senegal
Our Partnership with Women’s Global Education Project
In Senegal’s Fatick region, 75% of families suffer from chronic poverty. Senegalese families are large, averaging 9 people per household. This often leaves families with scarce resources. Education is not a guarantee, especially for girls who are often expected to drop out of school early to help with household chores. Two-thirds of women and girls aged 15 and up cannot read or write and just 8% of girls go on to tertiary education.
One Day’s Wages is partnering with Women’s Global Education Project to ensure middle school girls can attend and succeed in school. To overcome the financial barriers that prohibit girls from continuing their studies, 70 girls are receiving comprehensive scholarships that cover school fees, menstrual pads, lunch money, school uniforms, textbooks, notebooks, and backpacks. Another 90 girls in their final year of middle school are receiving tutoring to pass the national exam that allows them to qualify for high school. To further support girls’ empowerment, menstrual and reproductive health workshops will be conducted. Finally, community mobilization activities are hosted each month for parents and community leaders in order to foster awareness and acceptance of girls’ education. Educated girls are likely to increase their earning potential, as well as reduce poverty in their communities!
GIRLS SUPPORTED WITH SCHOLARSHIPS, TUTORING AND/OR HEALTH AWARENESS
COMMUNITY MEMBERS WITH INCREASED AWARENESS OF GIRLS' EDUCATION
MENSTRUAL & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH WORKSHOPS HOSTED DURING THE YEAR
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.