Girls just wanna.... go to school
NCP's Give a Girl a Chance fund supporting girls' education
Education keeps girls away from early marriage, builds self-esteem, and prepares them for a life of opportunity, yet many girls are kept from school by gender bias, household labor, insecurity, lack of girls' toilets, and poverty. In South Sudan, for instance, where NCP gives scholarships and has built a girls' boarding school, 75 percent of young girls are not even in elementary school.
NCP's Give a Girl a Chance fund supports girls' education in Myanmar, Nepal, Congo, South Sudan, Rwanda and Malawi, providing scholarships, hygienic materials, shoes, covid masks, and sometimes even food, as a girls can't learn on an empty stomach. Ma Aung (at right), a hill tribe girl in Myanmar, received NCP support through middle and high school, and continues to be supported in university, where she's studying to be a chemistry teacher! Another goal of hers: to be a role model for other young women in her community.
$40 - $90 = year’s tuition (differs from one area/grade level to another)
$750 = college tuition for someone like Ma Aung
$20 = hygienic supplies for the school year
$10 - $20 - $50 = shoes – school uniform – desk
As always with our Special Projects, 100% of donations go to the programs!
We helped South Sudanese girls get through high school, but they wanted more! So we launched Second Step to send them to college or skills training in Uganda, inviting individuals and groups to provide all or part of a girls’ support for two years. Provide $750 per year or a portion thereof - receive a photo and bio of the girl. Every gift helps these girls take their Second Step!
(photo: Kide Eveline, studying to be a midwife in Lira, Uganda)