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, where NCP gives scholarships and has built a girls' boarding school, 75 percent of young girls are not even in elementary school. 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.
Summer Project! Last fall we raised $18,000 to build two hostels for girls in Malawi who
attend high schools 30 and 50 miles from their homes (photo of their current living conditions -
small rental rooms, sleeping on the floor, squalid toilet). Now they need bunkbeds and
mattresses, and a kitchen for each - and they could use our help!
Cost: $147 per bunkbed, $45 for a mattress. Total: 20 beds and - you guessed it - 40 mattresses.
$2500 per kitchen = $10,000 BUT a supporter will match gifts - so we only need to raise $5000!
And of course gifts in any amount are welcomed.
Great project for a Bible School, summer camp, Girl Scout troop or just you!
Donate at the GAGAC tab below or by check to NCP at the Blue Ridge address at bottom of the page.
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 a girls in places like Congo (top right) 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 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 2-4 years it takes her to finish. 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!
photos: Kide Eveline, studying to be a midwife in Lira, Uganda;
Rehema Regina (far right in group photo), medical student from Congo