Nearly 90% of AGE Africa scholars complete all four years of high school, compared to only 6% of women in Malawi. Not only is education a basic human right, but time and time again, it has been demonstrated that the more a girl is educated, the more her family, community, and nation is transformed. Educated girls have an increased earning potential — For every additional year of school they attend, their future wages increase by 10-20%! This reduces poverty and raises the average GDP growth for entire nations. Furthermore, educated girls have the skills and confidence they need to self-advocate and make healthy life decisions. These effects carry from one generation to the next because educated women have fewer, healthier, and more educated children.
Advancing Girls' Education in Africa’s mission is to provide life-changing opportunities to young women in Malawi through targeted initiatives in education, mentoring, and leadership development.
This year, I have donated my birthday to AGE Africa, and in lieu of a birthday gift, I hope you will consider joining me in supporting girls' access to secondary education. Together, we can touch the lives of many talented but disadvantaged young women living in rural Malawi. Each young woman will in turn graduate with the knowledge and skills they need to lead a healthier, happier and more productive life!
Every contribution has an impact:
- $35 Buy a Uniform
- $50 Buy School Supplies
- $100 Buy a Bicycle
- $250 Sponsor six months of Career Guidance and Life Skills mentoring for one young woman
- $500 Support one young woman's scholarship for one year
- $750 Guarantee one year of AGE Africa's program for one young woman
For more information, please visit www.ageafrica.org. Thank you!