If you educate a girl you plant the seed to change a community, a nation and every future generation.
IT STARTS WITH
We identify at risk girls from
provide them with an education scholarship & support structures
ensure they remain in school
We currently partner with 5 schools located in the urban poor communities of Phnom Penh.
We identify young girls who have either dropped out of school or are at risk of dropping out increasing their vulnerability to trafficking and /or exploitation.
They receive our Freedom Education Scholarship for Girls.
School enrollment, uniforms, books & school resources, a school bag and bicycle.
Our Model of Care also includes access to our life skills and personal development workshops, case management, health programs, family support and participation in our Girls Education & Mentoring Clubs (GEM Clubs) which we operate within our partner schools.
2016-2017 Impact: 125 adolescent girls are enrolled on our scholarship program, attending school and achieving well academically, socially and emotionally
SOME GLOBAL FACTS ABOUT GIRLS' EDUCATION
Education empowers women to overcome discrimination. Girls and young women who are educated have greater awareness of their rights, and greater confidence and freedom to make decisions that affect their lives, improve their health and boost their work prospects. Education First: An initiative of the United Nations Secretary General, 2013
- There are 32 million fewer girls than boys in primary school and 62 million girls are out of school globally
- There are 34 million female adolescents out of school globally
- A girl with an extra year of education can earn 20% more as an adult
- In a single year, an estimated 150 million girls are victims of sexual violence
- The number 1 cause of death for girls 15-19 is childbirth
- Educated mothers are more than twice as likely to send their children to school.
- 14 million girls under 18 will be married this year. That’s 38 thousand today – or 13 girls in the last 30 seconds.