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Global Partners for Development, 2016

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BENEFITING: Global Partners for Development

EVENT: JetBlue Long Beach Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016

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THE STORY:

This fundraiser is focusing on scholarships for young girls in East Africa through Global Partners for Development. Global Partners for Development works hand-in-hand with grassroots organizations in East Africa to provide individualized sustainable solutions to the most pressing problems in their communities. We focus on promoting community development by partnering with local people on projects related to education, health, water, and women’s empowerment. In East Africa, rural families are often unable to pay secondary school fees, especially for girls. Due to financial hardship, many young girls are subjected to early marriage and childbearing soon after completing primary school. Educating a girl has a resounding impact on household health and economic well-being that increases exponentially. Research shows that when girls go to secondary school, they are more likely to have higher household income, fewer children, healthier children, and more educated children. Therefore, educating a girl builds a bridge to self-sufficiency for their future families and communities for generations to come. Global Partners currently has three academic scholarship programs operating in Uganda and Tanzania: - Secondary and Tertiary Scholarships (Uganda) - Secondary and University Maasai Scholarships (Tanzania) - University Scholarships (Tanzania) Secondary scholarships include school fees, room and boarding fees, uniforms, books, scholastic materials, and personal hygiene items for $700 per year. University scholarship costs vary based on school and degree. New scholars seek funding year-round and additional scholarship funding is a continuing need.

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