We are participating in the Ithaca 10K A Day fun walk to support the educations of young women in Malawi—many of whom walk more than 10K each day just to get to school. AGE Africa provides scholarships, bicycles, school supplies and high impact mentoring and leadership programs to ensure that impoverished young women finish high school. TIn Malawi, less than 6% of women hold a high school diploma by comparison nearly 90% of AGE Africa’s girls complete their educations. There is convincing evidence that helping girls to stay in school and ensuring they have a safe and supportive learning environment, leads to many advantages not only for the girls themselves, but also for their families, their communities and society as a whole. A recent study concluded that a country's long-term economic growth increases by 3.7 percent for every year the adult population's average level of schooling rises. Education is an important step in reducing poverty. As education for girls and women increases, population growth and infant/child mortality decrease improving overall family health and financial wellbeing as a result. Educated women are more politically active and better informed about what their legal rights are and how to exercise them.
- $20 buys a school uniform
- $50 supports the cost of school supplies for one year
- $100 buys a bicycle so girls’ don’t have to walk 10K
- $250 pays for one year of critical mentoring and leadership programs
- $500 covers the cost of tuition and related school supplies for one year
- $750 ENSURES ONE GIRL COMPLETES ONE YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL