Tuition

In Africa, particularly in our region of Liberia, the children want desperately to go to school. They know this is their only opportunity for a better future. The schools require the students' families to pay for school fees, tuition, uniforms, books and school supplies.  For families struggling to just get by and feed their children this is a luxury they cannot afford. 

Our tuition drive dates are: July 15- September 16 and again December 1st – January 31st. Of course you can donate at any time but you will notice during these drives that we are actively posting on facebook and featuring specific children who need sponsorship.

During this time you can join us on our tuition drive and sponsor a child for a year and have a chance to learn about your child via facebook. Some of our supporters have committed to sponsoring the same child yearly for their entire education. Now those are some lucky kids to have that kind of support on their entire scholastic journey!

The effect your donation has on a child’s life is measurable.  Girl Power Africa will connect you directly with your student via Facebook and our Blog if you wish to meet them.    

Girl Power Africa does not limit our tuition drive to girls only as we understand the future and the success of our children is a joint effort between the sexes. In sponsoring the boys along with the girls we hope for a future grounded more solidly in equity and we believe this change starts with the children.

 

The FACTS

 

  • When a girl in the developing world receives 7 or more years of education, she marries 4 years later and has 2.2 fewer children.
  • An extra year of primary school boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10-20%. An extra year of secondary school: 15-25%.
  • When women and girls earn income, they reinvest 90% of it into their families, as compared to only 30-40% for a man.
  • For girls to get to a place where they feel secure, there needs to be education for all.