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Need: GIRL CHILD EDUCATION FUND

In 1999. I started a program that I paid for Girls School fees in a primary School in Ghana, West-Africa,

Two years after that, I established a Girl-child Education Fund where I take two Girls from Primary School to Secondary and to University every year. Everything expenses paid by me.

The School in the Village where I am from originally (Mafi-Atitekpo/Volta-Region) was established in 1946 and no Girl had ever made it to even Secondary level.this is due to the poverty and also, parents prefer to invest whatever they have rather in the boys.For that reason, there is a big gap between Boys and Girls education.

I am trying to bring awareness to parents that Girls education is equally important. After all, if you educate a man you educate an individual but if educate a woman, you educate an entire family.

The first Student of the Fund, completed her first degree in Agriculture Science at University of Ghana-Legon last year.(2011) I still have some Students in the system.

The program is helping these disadvantaged girls by lifting them from the circle of poverty in the community and giving them hope for a better tomorrow.

I would very much appreciate any kind of assistance from anyone who is very much interested in Girl-child Education. I want to expand the program but lack funds. My main objective is to have a Vocational training for other girls who cannot make it to the University level. I encourage you to visit the Website http://www.magicef.org to see what I have been doing so far.

Magicef is registered both in Ghana and the U S A as an NGO and have a 501-C 3 title.

I welcome anyone with good mind to join us to uplift Girl-child Education.

Email: knowledge@magicef.org

Comments

mrbeckbeck's picture

Great work Kwasi

Kwasi,
Thank you for sharing your good works for young women in Ghana. It is inspiring that you have recognized this need and dedicated your money, time and energy to it! Are the communities that you serve in Ghana becoming more receptive to the idea of girls education as they see students graduate from high school and university?

I hope that you are able to connect with a larger support network here, and I wish you the best of luck.
Kind regards,

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

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