The Gambia- Girl's School Project

The Gambia- Girl's School Project Photo

The Story

In a village just outside of the capital of Banjul, about a hundred high school girls participate in an academic enrichment program. The program, run by Starfish International, aims to empower Gambian girls by providing them with an advanced education that is focused on service to humanity. Without the Starfish program and its focus on keeping the girls in school, the girls would be destined for a difficult life of early marriage and pregnancy. Every extra year they stay in school exponentially increases their chances of a better life.