SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GIRLS

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GIRLS

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In Ethiopia education for girls enjoys a high priority! But not all the problems can be quickly solved so that HELP is explicitly welcomed. POVERTY induces families to take girls in particular out of school so they can help in the household.

A scholarship of just €15 a month enables girls to carry on going to school and finish with a certificate that enables them to study or do vocational training.

The girls come from poor families; most of them live with their mother or an aunt. They are talented and have to get very good results at school every six months to remain in the scholarship program.

A social worker looks after them and stays in regular contact with the school, the family and the local authority. The girls use their monthly allowance to buy books, school material and hygiene products, and to pay the inexpensive school fees.

More than 20 girls and former pupils are now studying at various universities. They stay in the scholarship program until they have graduated and receive assistance in joining the world of work.

At a glance

  • 120 girls supported, 23 students and 97 talented pupils
  • One social worker
  • €15 monthly scholarship
  • A golden opportunity for girls - up to the time they start work
  • In addition: New scholarships for 20 Shoe Shine Boys since September 2017: Only 10 € monthly per child makes it possible.
  • Scholarship used for books, school material and school fees
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