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Give a Girl a Chance 

















Give a Girl a Chance is NCP's program to help girls and women around the world have a

decent chance for a decent life. For the girls, this means keeping them in school in places like

South Sudan, where 90 percent of girls don't complete elementary school, and a 15-year-old

girl is more likely to die giving birth than to graduate from high school. Or rural Malawi,

where nearly half of all girls are married before they turn 18, in part due to the inaccessibility of

school (high school is a 7 to 14 mile walk each way in rural areas). We offer scholarships, shoes,

hygienic items, bicycles - whatever they need to succeed. As for women, they are often reduced

to near-slave labor, the sex trade or work that lacks dignity or opportunity. Through microloans, 

agricultural programs or skills training organized by our partners, we give them better choices.


Working through grassroots partners in Nepal, Myanmar, South Sudan, Rwanda, Congo,

Malawi and Zambia, these programs are carried out respectfully, effectively and efficiently.

See all this goodness in action: here's the album from our 2023 South Sudan Learning Tour.

Here's more info on NCP support of girls' education; more on women's tailoring programs here

and microloans here, including options for designated gifts.

                                                   Our A Girl and a Bike program helps high school girls in

                                                    Malawi who are 7-14 miles away from school 

                                                    the miles a logistical challenge, and the money scarce as

                                                    climate change has ruined the local farm economy. So

                                                    $200 gets a girl a bike and first term tuition.

                                                    We met many of these young riders on our 2022 Learning

                                                    Tour to Malawi



NCP director David Radcliff interviewed on programs with girls, women and more. 


ALSO! Along with all the other benefits, educating girls and empowering women are two

of the top ten things the world needs to do to get a handle on climate change, according to

the book Drawdown. And a renown conservationist replied "Educate girls" when asked about

the most important thing to do to preserve Africa's wildlife.


          Give girls and women the chance they need for the life they deserve!

As always, 100 percent of donations to our Special Projects go to the programs

themselves - really!

Check out these half sheet promo flyers!

Gift-in-honor-of card

Zoom presentation on the challenges

facing women in East Africa, Myanmar

and Nepal, covering issues ranging

from child marriage to trafficking to

domestic violence to maternal mortality

to climate change, narrated by

NCP's David Radcliff --->

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Some 30,000 Nepali girls and women are trafficked into the sex trade every year, destined for India, the Middle East and East Asia, and even Africa. These ethnic Chepang girls from high in the hills might have ended up there or being married off as young as 13 or 14, as they were unable to continue their education after fifth grade due to poverty. We're raising the $200 per girl needed to help them continue their education. We currently support 16 girls; 15 more are graduating this spring. More here. 

NCP supports tailoring training centers in South Sudan, Congo and here in Rwanda. Give a Girl a Chance provides rent for the room, machines for practicing and pay for the instructor. The women typically attend 3 days a week from 9 to12, then work the rest of the time to earn money to feed their families. Once they graduate, we provide matching funds for them to purchase a treadle sewing machine. More info here

100 percent of donations go to the programs! (of course!)

Tailoring training programs help women learn skills and earn money for themselves and their families.


Getting girls to school in Malawi (it's seven miles away!)


NCP's Give a Girl a Chance fund supports girls in going to school.


NCP supports microloan projects for women to begin small businesses

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100 percent of donations to these projects go to the programs themselves – really!

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