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Food for School: Turning Abused Girls Into School Graduates

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BENEFITING: RETHINKAFRICA

Peter Opa

THE STORY:

In the villages of Ajara, girls are being denied education. Rather than send them to school, they are forced into child marriages. Those who try to resist or insist on going to school are not supported and they eventually drop out for hunger.

Started in 2008, Rethink Africa’s Food for School (FFS) program has helped many of the drop-outs complete basic education, over-whelming majority of whom are girls and orphans. We provide uniforms, fees, food, and school materials for them to go back to the classroom and finish what they started.

Achievements

• Several malnourished children have been turned into healthy, happy school pupils

• Abused girls have been rescued from child-labor and successfully put in the classroom

• Helpless widows have been assisted in sending their daughters to school

• Talented minds who dropped out of school for hunger have been supported. Three of them are now in college.

• Yet another two of the FFS beneficiaries are college-bound. Please check out their video here:

Why We Need Your Help

We believe the mind is a terrible thing to waste. The only thing standing in the way of gifted girls in Ajara is support. Something as basic as food is what they need to have basic education. The more funds we have, the more impoverished children we are able to help. The fact that five of the girls who would have never seen the walls of a classroom are now in college is a powerful testimony of how much difference your donations can make. Please check out the videos of two of them here:

https://youtu.be/NiC3nmvv8HE ;  https://youtu.be/F3xp9FlJVIk

Kindly donate generously, so we can reach our budget goal of $24,000

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To This Fundraiser

$778

MONEY RAISED
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  • John Sanchez

    $30

  • John Graham

    $48

  • Phyllis O'Brien

    $25

  • Pamela Barentine

    $100

  • Margo Isabel

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Tracy and Dale Steiner

    $25

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3% Raised of $24,000 Goal

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The Team: $778 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Tracy and Dale Steiner

Tracy and Dale Steiner

DONATION: $25

In honor or Rochelle K. 7 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

My dear Peter, Happy Birthday!!! -R 8 months ago

Margo Isabel

Margo Isabel

DONATION: $50

Happy Birthday my friend! Thank You for all you to to support Girls and Education! 2 years ago

Pamela Barentine

Pamela Barentine

DONATION: $100

Happy Birthday, Peter 2 years ago

Phyllis O'Brien

Phyllis O'Brien

DONATION: $25

Peter, I'm an old pensioner. I wish I could do more. Great cause! Keep up the good work! 2 years ago

John Graham

John Graham

DONATION: $48

Peter, God bless you for this great cause! I'll spread the word! I served in the Peace Corp in Togo three years ago and my heart broke for the impoverished children there. It's worse for the girl! 2 years ago

John Sanchez

John Sanchez

DONATION: $30

This is a most worthy cause. God bless you! 2 years ago