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Join1000 – Vote 2017-06-18T16:49:53+00:00

June 2017 | in partnership with ADEP 

$2500 budget

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Project 1

BURKINA FASO – GIRLS’ EDUCATION

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where:

Ziniaré community in the province of l’Oubritenga in Burkina Faso.

what:

The project will promote girls’ education. It will improve school attendance and performance by motivating and encouraging young girls to pursue their education via workshops, mentoring, peer meetings, and by increasing overall awareness among the members of the surrounding communities about the need to send girls to school, to keep them in school and ensure their quality performance.

who implements:

The project will be implemented by our partner ADEP (L’Association D’appui et d’Eveil Pugsada). It is a local Burkinabe organization founded in 1995, with the aim of improving the lives of young girls.

activities:

  • Organize 4 conferences on girls’ education
  • Organize 15 educational workshops about female leadership
  • Organize 1 training for peer educators on the rights and obligations of young girls
  • Provide 5 high schools that have financial difficulty with scholarships
  • Encourage excellent performance by giving a prize of excellence for the outstanding young girls
  • At the end of the project, organize a participative workshop to evaluate the results of the project with teachers, students, and parents.

expected impact:

All actions geared towards increasing girls’ education have shown to impact not only school attendance but also the mentality of the social groups about girls’ education. It is that change of mentality that will also change attitudes and behaviors among the adults about sending their girls to school, especially allowing them to complete secondary education and thereby delaying their marriage.

why we love it:

Promoting girls’ right to education is one of the key factors that contributes to preventing early marriage and therefore allowing girls to develop their skills and access new opportunities for a better future. Furthermore, the project will address the real barriers that prevent girls to access their right to education by working with the students themselves, boys and girls, and also by including work with the entire school community: teachers and parents. We also believe that this kind of project has the potential to change beliefs and attitudes in a sustainable way.

 

Project 2

BURKINA FASO – ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF YOUNG WOMEN & GIRLS

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where:

Ziniaré community in the province of l’Oubritenga in Burkina Faso.

what:

This project will support the economic autonomy of 20 young Burkinabe women by educating them on weaving and dyeing as well as financial management tools necessary to generate income.

who implements:

The project will be implemented by our partner ADEP (L’Association D’appui et d’Eveil Pugsada). It is a local Burkinabe organization founded in 1995, with the aim of improving the lives of young girls.

activities:

  • Mobilize and inform all members of the local community, including parents and men about the project. This is the condition to ensure local support to these young women. This will be implemented by a group of 20 young women.
  • Teach fabric weaving and coloring with natural dyes
  • Organize training sessions around marketing and financial management
  • Support and assist the participants in obtaining a micro-loan and in opening a bank account in the local financial institution
  • Follow up and evaluate the project’s activities

expected impact:

At the end of this short project, a total of 20 young women will have been trained in weaving and dying techniques. The group will receive basic equipment and supplies as well as a small revolving fund to start operating the income-generating project.

why we love it:

Unemployment among young girls/women aged 17 to 30, who have not completed their secondary education, is significantly higher than among men — 2 out of 3 such young girls/women depend entirely on a third person for their living, while the majority of young men in the same age group are usually gainfully employed. Young women who want to engage in an income-earning activity often lack not only training and skills but also the basic financial support to initiate such activity. This small project will address these challenges.

 

*Please note that unforeseen circumstances might oblige Palms for Life Fund to review the allocation of funds.