Oasis Initiative wrote -
Invest in girls, transform a region.
In northern Nigeria, tuition costs are the primary barrier to keeping girls in school. The OASIS Initiative, in partnership with Venture Strategies for Health and Development (VSHD), is raising money for the Centre for Girls Education to help rural families pay for their daughters’ school fees. Since 2008, over 1,000 girls in our project area have benefitted from secondary school scholarships. Our goal is to educate at least 1,000 more girls by collecting donations.
By supporting girls education, we can:
Break the Cycle of Poverty. An extra year of primary school education boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10–20 per cent. An extra year of secondary school adds 15–25 per cent.
Improve Health. Women aged 20--24 are five times less likely to die in childbirth than girls aged 10-14. Secondary education reduces maternal and infant mortality, improves health seeking behavior and improves overall quality of life.
Accelerate Development. Girls' secondary education accelerates regional development and enables women's leadership.
$24 will cover one girl’s school fees for a year.
$72 will cover one girl’s school fees for 3 years.
$144 will cover one girl’s school fees for 6 years.
97% of this will go directly to girls scholarships. The remainder is for the fundraising website's service.
Venture Strategies for Health and Development is a registered 501(c)3 that has worked closely with UC Berkeley’s Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability. However, your donation will not go through the UC Berkeley but will be sent directly from Venture Strategies to a trusted local partner.