How we change the world for children.
FIGHTING FOR CHANGE IN REMOTE RURAL COMMUNITIES IN ZIMBABWE
Since the inception of our #100Scholarships initiative in the remote rural communities in Zimbabwe. We have saved lives and brought hope to the families that never imagined a child going to school because of financial challenges.
We began our progress in the Musena Resettlement Community in the Midlands province of Zimbabwe. We selected 100 children from 100 families in 21 villages, allowing 70 girls in this group to go to school. We are helping children who are orphans, the disabled, vulnerable, and impoverished children who would not go to school if no one helps them.
As compared to boys, girls face strange difficulties when they stay out of school. Some of them are sexually abused by their stepfathers, others are recruited into child labor, they face exploitation, and are at risk of early marriages. As they grow, most of them become single mothers. But with more education for girls and young women, we reduce poverty by giving them the educational tools to fight poverty. For example, girls and women can earn higher wages, build their families, and the communities they live in. Educated women are more likely to also educate their children improving livelihoods and reducing extreme hunger and poverty in remote communities.