Getting Girls in School

Getting Girls in School

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Goal: $15,000

From Dr. Crystal Morton

Your donation will help girls in Asembo Village, Western Kenya: (1) go to school by providing secondary school education scholarships and (2) stay in school by providing sanitary napkins.

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Globally, much attention has been given to the lack of educational opportunities for girls. In Kenya, early or forced marriage, unaffordable school fees, sexual violence, and the natural monthly occurrence of their menstrual cycle often limit girls’ educational opportunities.

In Kenya, girls miss an average of 4-9 days of school each month due to a lack of access to sanitary napkins. Girls limited access to education reinforces gender inequalities. As a result, women traditionally have limited involvement in national and community decisions even when they are directly impacted.

Your support will help girls in Asembo Village and Kisumu slums in Western Kenya have access to sanitary napkins and secondary school scholarships.  

Here are some examples of what your donation can provide:

-$25 – personal supplies (soap, toilet paper, laundry detergent)

-$50 – a school uniform, physical education uniform, and school supplies

-$100 – school books for eight girls

-$200 – a mattress, set of sheets, a blanket, and a trunk for two girls at boarding school

-$750 – a year of high school

Perspective on how much your support means to providing sanitary napkins

-$25.00 - provide a month supply for 16 girls

-$50.00 - provide a month supply for an entire classroom of 32 girls    

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