The first day at school when I rejoined was the best and the happiest day of my life.
– Riffat, 6th Grade Chakwal, Pakistan
This project sponsored 15 high school girls in the Lower Virginia region of Liberia, outside the capital of Monrovia. We closed our Liberia program in 2016 due to insurmountable strains on our partner organization following the Ebola crisis.
Girls Ed is partnering with Bedari, a Pakistan-based NGO, to provide scholarships for 60 girls in a group of nearby Pakistani villages in the Chakwal District. Funds provide transportation, cost of school for each girl, cost of registration, required exams, and self-growth workshops. This project continues an earlier program where Girls Ed and Bedari successfully increased girl’s school participation through a program supporting the education of 30 girls.
Girls Ed is partnering with Project Wezesha to ensure that more and more young women have a solid educational base upon which to build their futures. Through education, these young girls will know more about the world and the potential in the world for them to thrive and make a difference. There is ample data to support that educating girls significantly impacts a woman's later decision making about family, health, business and education.