20th March 2013
Did you know that 7 in 10 girls in Ethiopia do not attend secondary school?
This deprives them of the many benefits of education: later marriage, healthier children, higher wages, stronger communities, and more prosperous countries. In Ethiopia’s public education system, families must pay for school fees, books, uniforms and supplies – costs that are prohibitive for the poorest families.
Batonga is helping girls in one of Ethiopia’s most remote regions explore a future full of new possibilities by providing them with scholarships and academic support to complete secondary school!
Batonga covers mentoring and school fees for 140 girls at Gidole and Konso high schools, which each draw students from long distances. Although many girls are still expected to help at home before and after classes, they no longer have to work additional jobs to pay for school.
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