A generous contribution, donated to World Vision, has supported a Girls’ Education Challenge project in Zimbabwe.
World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity, working to bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s most deprived places. Poverty, conflict and disaster leave millions of children living in fear; fear of hunger and disease; fear of violence, conflict and exploitation; fear that robs them of a childhood. World Vision have local staff who work in thousands of communities helping change the world they live in.
Adderstone Foundation’s £1000 donation has been given specifically to the Girls’ Education Challenge Project in Zimbabwe. The project is an innovative and effective programme that will see the lives of 49,000 girls in the most deprived districts of rural Zimbabwe transformed. With help from the Foundation, World Vision is empowering and educating girls across 500 schools in the most deprived districts of rural Zimbabwe to overcome financial, physical and social obstacles that stand in the way of their right to an education.
This project is encouraging young girls to stay in school through the provision of girls’ clubs, training teachers, generating family income and empowering rural communities to enable more girls to complete their education. If girls drop out of school early, it will affect the future development of the community.
Over the next few years, World Vision aim to help many more disadvantaged girls in rural Zimbabwe to get to school, complete their studies and reach their full potential in life.
Nicola Baggett, Adderstone Foundation Trustee said: “It’s extremely rewarding to know that Adderstone Foundation ais helping to support thousands of girls in Zimbabwe and enabling them to get an education.
“The Girls’ Education Challenge is such an incredible project and we hope to support more projects like this in the future. Watch this space!”
Special thanks must go to the British Government’s matched funding scheme. This scheme it ensures that any amount given to the Girls’ Education Challenge is multiplied nine times. Therefore the £1,000 donated by Adderstone Foundation has become £9,000 thanks to the generosity of the Department for International Development.
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