We use sustainable, community-driven solutions to support women and children in Africa.
The fact is— women outnumber men both in the older age groups and those just entering school, yet fewer girls than boys go to school, women earn less money than men for paid labor, harmful traditional practices affect their health, and certain cultural norms act as a hindrance to women moving ahead in society.
Together we can support to those in need.
Why the Sub-Saharan?
Of all regions, sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rates of education exclusion. Over one-fifth of children between the ages of about 6 and 11 are out of school, followed by one-third of youth between the ages of about 12 and 14. Almost 60% of youth between the ages of about 15 and 17 are not in school (UIS).
Without urgent action, the situation will likely get worse as the region faces a rising demand for education due to a still-growing school-age population.
Strengthen Health Systems & Eliminate Barriers to Education
Each year, 10 million children drop out of primary school in Sub Saharan Africa (World Economic Forum). This is directly linked to parental illiteracy, gender roles, and social and economic environments barriers.
We tackle the barriers that limit access to education and try to strengthen health systems in rural Africa. Access to education and healthcare is a human right. Every child deserves to be healthy and educated, therefore we promote health practices and support schools through strategic programmes.
Simple measures can make a huge difference here.
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