We always talk about the girls, but what about the moms, dads and extended family? Or the neighbor, with no blood relation to our student?
These are the caregivers who so selflessly watch over the young girl who may have lost both parents to AIDS or ran away from her rural town after being sold into child marriage. Just two examples of why she now faces living on the street or being placed in a government orphanage for girls.
These almighty caregivers likely can’t afford the extra mouth to feed, but because they know the alternative for the child, they do it.
Studio Samuel students live at, or below, the poverty line. Many have lost at least one biological parent and they face barriers such as child labor, trafficking and child marriage. The common thread here: her education is denied.
With education, she's given the opportunity to break these barriers. And these aren’t just words. Students are doing it while inspiring younger girls along her path to do the same.
The common thread in her success? She has a caregiver in her corner, who was also likely denied an education as a child.
Get involved today by joining The Studio and give education to a girl.
Sending thanks to our partner, Ethiopia Health who keeps the caregivers healthy so their girls can stay in school.
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