WHY THIS PROGRAM?
The last census that was done in Ghana showed that in Ghana's northern region, less than 1% of women had post secondary education compared to 4% of men. It is no wonder that so few women find themselves in professional positions where they have the opportunity to make a big impact in the world around them. University degrees are essential in helping women to achieve their potential. Not only does it empower them in their own careers, but also creates an opportunity to have women in decision making positions, an important step in achieving gender equality.
1. Financial independence
As girls can pursue careers, they become financially self-sufficient.
2. Females leaders
Women become better represented in a number of different fields.
3. More children in school
Working mothers tend to ensure their children have a quality education.
4. Whole families supported
Women with careers usually support their parents and extended family.
5. Impact on poverty
Women who come from poverty have a vested interest in solving it.
6. Role models for girls
Girls who see women with careers see themselves as capable of more.
UNIVERSITY TUITION FOR ONE GIRL = $500 PER YEAR / $41.66 PER MONTH
For just $500 per year or just over $40 per month, a girl achieve her dreams with a scholarship to afford her university tuition for one year.
The goal of our University Scholarship program is to assist girls from our high school sponsorship program who have been able to achieve a high standard academically, and have the potential to continue with their education to become a leader in their field. Our university support extends principally to degrees that will empower girls to make a difference in their communities such as health, education, and community development related degrees. We also support girls who have struggled somewhat academically but who have clearly demonstrated their commitment to eradicating poverty through Create Change's volunteer and intern opportunities. The overall goal is to create female leaders in industries that have the potential to impact people living in extreme poverty.
SHORT TERM GOALS
- Support 12 girls annually with health, education & community development related degrees
MEDIUM TERM GOALS
- Support 60 girls annually with health, education & community development related degrees
LONG TERM GOALS
- Support 100 girls annually with health, education & community development related degrees
OVER 362 GIRLS GIVEN TERTIARY SCHOLARSHIPS
Students who achieve high academic standing are supported with degrees.
161 GIRLS AWARDED DEVELOPMENT DEGREES
Our goal is to create female leaders who will pursue careers in development.
99 GIRLS AWARDED DEGREES IN EDUCATION
We hope to create female teachers who are invested in seeing students learn.
62 GIRLS AWARDED HEALTH DEGREES
Our goal is to create more health care workers to support people in poverty.
OUR WORK ON THE MAP
With this interactive map, you can see where we have sponsored girls to attend college & university in an effort to create working professionals that have the ability to impact those living in extreme poverty.
To have a further look, click on the icon in the top left corner of the map, and then click on the box on the bottom left hand corner. This will give you 'Earth view'. Get up close and personal by zooming in.
THERE ARE NOW 62 FEMALE HEALTH WORKERS ASSISTING PEOPLE LIVING IN POVERTY
THERE ARE NOW 99 MORE FEMALE TEACHERS WITH A VESTED INTEREST IN CHILDREN'S SUCCESS
OUR SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE RESULTED IN 180 FEMALE WORKING PROFFESSIONALS
SUPPORT A GIRL TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL
Consider becoming a monthly sponsor or making a one time donation to empower a young woman to continue her education and fulfill her dream of becoming a university graduate. Not only will you be fulfilling a girl's potential, you will also be creating a new leader dedicated to solving extreme poverty.