The Educate Girls Network was initiated to improve girls’ educational opportunities in Liberia. Girls still lag behind boys in enrolment, retention and completion rates at all levels of education in that country. Adult literacy rates outside the capital city of Monrovia reflect this, as only 33 percent of women are literate compared with 60 percent of men. The statistics for the number of women teachers are worse. With fewer girls completing secondary school, and even fewer attending university, the school system lacks a support system for girls. Evidence points to higher completion rates for girls when there are female teachers.
The Educate Girls Network enables young women from rural areas of Liberia, West Africa, to have a better future. Scholarships are offered to female students to support their efforts to become teachers. The recipients are those who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend university.
By supporting girls’ education you are helping to change the lives of not only individual girls, but also their families, communities, and the country. If you educate a girl, you educate a family and develop a nation.
Please read more about EGN at “Liberia: Past and Present”, “Mission of Educate Girls Network”, and “Partnership with William V.S. Tubman University”.