19th November 2014
Africare, the African Well Fund and the Batonga Foundation are recognizing World Toilet Day with the launch of a Water & Sanitation project in three schools in Benin, affecting over 5,000 students!
In Benin, the burden of fetching water remains largely the responsibility of girls. Especially in the northern region of the country, Batonga girls often must travel many kilometers multiple times a day to find a source of clean water. As a result, many of them are forced to skip or drop-out of school. The new project will collaborate with the local population to improve clean water access and sanitation in three schools, upgrading the learning environment and enhancing public health in this important crossroads region.
Water and sanitation are major issues with straightforward solutions. Bring them up tonight at dinner.
12th August 2014
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18th June 2014
“Exactly two months ago, over 200 schoolgirls were abducted in Chibok, Northern Nigeria. Today, they are still missing. And I feel as outraged as many of you do. As the world hopes for their safe return, there is another story. What doesn’t make the headlines is the fact that many children around the world have never had a chance to go to school.
Globally, more than 57 million primary school-age children do not attend classes. Over half of them live in sub-Saharan Africa.
Everyone wins when children — and especially girls — have access to education. An educated girl is likely to increase her personal earning potential and prepare herself for a productive and fulfilling life, as well as reduce poverty in the whole community. Investing in girls’ education also helps delay early marriage and parenthood. Our booming economies in Africa need more female engineers, teachers and doctors to prosper and sustain growth.”
Read Angelique’s full OpEd on CNN HERE.
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