Hope Changes Everything!

Why should girls go to school? Girl child education is considered a waste of precious resources. Cultural biases dictate that it’s more important for boys to go to school, while girls need to be prepared for marriage. We would never ask a question like that in North America but in many rural African villages, it is a grim reality.

It is a fact that when a girl gets even a minimum grade 5 education, she and her family will do much better in life. According to Maritza Ascencios, from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), “Educating girls is a surefire way to raise economic productivity, lower infant and maternal mortality, improve nutritional status and health, reduce poverty, and wipe out HIV/AIDS and other diseases.”

World Hope Canada currently works with 190 communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) promoting community health education, improved agricultural practices and the importance of girl child education. To date, close to 80,000 people have received our training!

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Our educational research, conducted in rural schools, shows that if 100 girls enroll in grade 1, just over 21 would complete grade 5. Furthermore, for the 100 girls enrolled in grade 1, there would be 300 boys! This is an appalling situation that perpetuates poverty and unnecessary suffering. However, because of our work promoting girl child education, we have seen significant increases in the number of girls completing grade 5! This work is made possible by people like you and our partnership with DFATD*. Can you help with this important work? We need YOU to partner with us and our incredibly dedicated team of leaders in DRC who daily make sacrifices to ensure the number of girls in school continues to increase. What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year than by sharing our abundance or by giving sacrificially for those who are in great need. Just imagine if 500 of us each gave $50; the impact on these girls’ lives could be extraordinary! Happy Thanksgiving and may God bless you as you return thanks for His many blessings in your life!

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