62% INCREASE IN LITERACY FOR 502 RURAL PRIMARY STUDENTS
In an effort to improve the quality of education students are receiving in rural areas, we have introduced afterschool literacy programs run by our high school graduates with proper literacy training. Combined with their dedication to help students improve, our literacy volunteers and interns are having a tremendous impact. On average, less than 25% of students in rural areas can read for their grade level, and our literacy clubs have reached 502 students to increase literacy rates by an average of 62%.
336 STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ENROLLED IN SCHOOL, 152 HAVE BEEN GIRLS
One of our key focuses in our community advocacy work is to increase the number of students enrolled in primary school, with a special emphasis on girls. In our partner communities, we have succeeded in enrolling 336 new children, with 152 of those being girls.
80% LESS GIRLS DROP OUT/ 60% COMPLETING PRIMARY SCHOOL
In upper primary grades (4, 5 and 6) dropout rates begin to rise, especially for girls. In our partner rural primary schools, there is an average of 80% fewer girls dropping out compared to other schools, and 60% more students are now able to move on to junior high school (JHS). Over 42 girls are now in upper primary and JHS because of our girls’ led advocacy and literacy work at rural schools, and with our continued support we expect them to be the first female high school graduates in their entire communities.
1,000 PARENTS WITH CHANGED ATTITUDES TOWARDS EDUCATION
It is not only the students who we work with in rural communities; it is also the parents. Through building strong relationships, having regular meetings, putting on sensitization dramas, providing successful students with motivation packages, and awarding students who are improving their reading with literacy awards, we are slowly changing parents’ view of education in rural communities. % of parents have experienced an attitude change towards education in the partner communities where we work.
OUR RURAL COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Learn about all of our programs, and how the work they do to empower girls.