Girl Child Education
“I like to be at school,” says one girl, age thirteen, “because at home, when I am not at school, I am cooking and caring for animals and I do not have time to read.”
“And early marriage is there,” adds her classmate, who is twelve years old and who knows that, were she not in school, she would likely be a wife and mother by now. “I want an education. It is my future.”
These girls intend to go to high school—and beyond. When asked, they say, “I will be a doctor . . . I will be a teacher . . . I will be a nurse.”
If given the financial help they need, they will absolutely do these things. To invest in these girls is to lift up generations. And the need is urgent; our Girl Child Education Fund is running low. $475 can pay a girl’s school fees for a year.
Please consider making a financial contribution to FUM's Girl Child Education Fund.
Thank you for your generosity!