Girl Rising - Rising Together
Across the globe classrooms are now silent due to COVID19. A recent report
estimates that 10 million secondary school age girls are at risk of never returning to school because of harmful gender norms, violence, poverty, and discrimination.
Rising Together supports the Girl Rising partners in Guatemala and Kenya and the girls and boys they serve, so that they continue their learning, have access to educational material and basic needs, and to facilitate their return to school as lockdowns end. Your gift will support our partners in Guatemala (MAIA, Coincidir, Asociacion EPRODEP, Unidad Educativa) and in Kenya (Sunflower Trust and Big Picture Learning) by:
- Connecting girls with educators, mentors and peers
- Adapting and distributing educational materials for at-home learning and new platforms
- Providing basic needs such as food, clothing, health and menstrual supplies
- Covering school fees, uniform costs and textbook fees as lockdowns ease.
Girls' education is one of the world's best investment. An investment in girls' education brings social and economic growth, improved health, better protection of rights, reduced child marriage, expanded civic involvement, and better environmental protection and resource use.