Matching Grant Opportunity -THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
We exceeded our fundraising goal of $10,000 for girls scholarships for middle school girls in Niger! One Day's Wages will match those gifts with a grant of $10,000 and 38 girls will be able to receive scholarships. THANK YOU for your generosity.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GIRLS
Change a Life!
Hougé was the first student in the Remember Niger Scholarship Program and serves as an excellent example of what a young person can achieve when given the opportunity to attend quality schools. When she was in the fifth grade, her father passed away and she needed financial assistance to continue her education. Fortunately, Remember Niger was able to extend a scholarship to her. Hougé scored the highest score in the region on the national sixth grade exam and was given the opportunity to go to middle school. She graduated from high school in 2020 and is attending the university in Niger where she is pursuing a medical degree. She plans to be a doctor so that she can help others in her community. She also talks passionately about encouraging girls in her family and community to stay in school! Only 9% of Nigerien girls attend middle school, and the percentage goes down to less than 5% for high school.
KOLLO GIRLS SCHOOL
The Kollo Girls School will be an expansion of the Remember Niger Coalition Girls Education Initiative. We will work with our partner, Hosanna Institute of the Sahel (HIS), to construct classrooms and other capital projects. Additionally we will provide student sponsorships and scholarships, teacher training, support for student meals. Download a pdf brochure for more information or read more by clicking below.
UPDATE: August 2021- The blueprints for the Kollo Girls School have been drawn up and construction is underway. The 3-classroom building will be ready for preschool and kindergarten classes to start at the beginning of October. This school will serve thousands of girls and young women in grades preschool - high school in the coming years. Only 39% of girls in Niger attend elementary school and 9% go on to middle school.
DIMA School for the Arts
Fati is one of the 36 graduates who graduated from DIMA School for the Arts this summer. She is 21 years old and the oldest of 8 children. Fati has five sisters and two brothers. She attended school until she was in 8th grade. Unfortunately, she was unable to continue to attend school after her father passed, because he paid her school fees. To support the family her mother sells water, ice and juice because they have a refrigerator. Fati learned about DIMA school for the arts from the chief of her village. He recruited her and encouraged her to attend the school where she was able to learn sewing and just received her certificate. She would like to complete an internship at the sewing school and possibly teach others in the future.