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 Malawi, home to our A Girl and A Bike program, 10 percent of girls are married before they turn 15. In Nepal,
where we support girls like Rojina, Kabita and Munni (above left), not being in school makes young women much
more vulnerable to being trafficked into the sex trade.
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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, bicycles and sometimes even food, as girls
in places like Congo (top right) can't learn on an empty stomach.
And we've got a brand-new video telling all about it for Bible Schools and church camps! Find it here.
Chepang girls like Nirmala were at a crossroads.
For Nirmala (at right) and four other girls from a Chepang ethnic village in the mountains of
southern Nepal fifth grade was going to be the end of the line. Their families couldn't afford
the $250 it would take to send each of them on to secondary school in the valley below. In
situations like this, these young women are vulnerable to early marriage (as young as
13 or 14) or even being trafficked. NCP held a special fund-raising campaign to keep her and
them in school - that's the good news!
The challenging news is that there are 11 more girls finishing fifth grade this year in that school.
So we'll hope to keep helping Nirmala and her classmates, while trying to keep the next group
in school as well. (To help with promotion of their cause, here's a powerpoint and script.)
Yes, it's a two-hour walk down the mountain to school every day, but they're happy to do their
part for a brighter future.
Myanmar role model
Ma Aung (at right), a hill tribe girl in Myanmar, received NCP support through middle
and high school, and continues to be supported in nursing school, where she's
at the top of her class! Another goal of hers: to be a role model for other young
women in her community.
$30 - $300 = 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 help girls get through high school, but they want more! So we launched Second Step to send them to college or medical school or for skills training, inviting individuals and groups to provide all or part of a girl's support for the two years it takes her to finish. Provide $750 per year or a portion thereof and help these girls take their Second Step!
photos: Kide Eveline, studying to be a midwife in Lira, Uganda;
Rehema Regina (far right in group photo), medical student from Congo
In South Sudan, where NCP gives scholarships and has built a girls' boarding school, 75 percent of young girls are not even in elementary school. In this situation, girls are subject to early marriage - they don't want that and wrote a song about it!