Only 50% of Ethiopian girls who enroll in primary school ever make past their 5th year. Many are forced to drop out of school during their adolescent years due to child marriage and inadequate family resources, among other factors. Girls who drop out are more vulnerable to early pregnancy, health issues and a future in poverty.
GGRF addresses two significant hurdles to academic success with their scholarships that cover school fees, books, sanitary pads and healthcare for girls. By combining these financial supports with programs focused on teaching financial literacy, self-empowerment, health relationship skills and more, GGRF prepares young women to succeed in school and beyond.
You can invest in a girl’s future by joining Sucafina’s 5k Run to support girls’ education. With your help, we will raise $7,500 USD, which will sponsor 20 girls to attend school for the 2020-21 academic year. Students in the Girls Gotta Run program receive full tuition, school lunches, a healthcare subsidy, mentorship, and menstrual hygiene supplies for the full academic year.
But we won’t stop there! Sucafina will match every donation made up to $7,500 USD - raising our total to $15,000 USD. That means, with your help, 40 girls will get what they need to attend – and succeed at - school! Go double the distance and match your donation by giving to the Sucafina 5k today.