It is said that those who invest in people are the wisest investors as they create transgenerational wealth by building people who know how to pay the good forward. Investing in people is one of the smartest decisions any individual or organization can make. It’s not just about financial investment, but also about providing support, mentorship, and opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential. Unfortunately, underserved individuals are often overlooked when it comes to investing in people. These individuals may come from marginalized communities, have little access to education or financial resources, and may not have supportive networks to help them succeed. This is where investing in people becomes essential, especially the female gender which is more likely to be affected.
Investing in girls’ education has a profound impact on local communities, nations, and the entire planet. Girls who acquire an education are more likely to lead healthy, fulfilling lives and are less likely to marry early. They create better futures for themselves and their family, earn higher wages, and take part in decisions that most directly affect them. Education for girls also boosts economies and lowers inequality. It helps create more secure, resilient societies where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential, including boys and men.
Unfortunately, this is still not the case for many African girls who face various barriers to accessing quality education.
Education for girls is more than just getting them into classes. It is important for girls to feel supported in their academic choices and secure in the places where they learn, even in fields where women are frequently underrepresented. Education is a fundamental right that every child should have access to, regardless of gender, social, or economic status. In many rural areas, girls must travel long distances to attend school and are sometimes forced to drop out due to a lack of accommodation facilities. This is a sad reality that denies girls the opportunity to develop their full potential and contributes to the persisting gender disparities in education.
According to UNESCO, Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of female illiteracy worldwide, with 41% of women unable to read and write. This is unacceptable and calls for urgent action to provide quality education for girls in Africa. At Bramble Learning Space, we believe that every girl deserves access to quality education, and we’re committed to making this a reality.
We provide girls from rural areas with access to a quality education that equips them with essential life skills, boosts their self-esteem and builds their resilience.
We’ve seen the remarkable impact that education has on girls’ lives, but we also recognize how difficult it is for some of them to attend classes regularly. This is why we launched a GoFundMe campaign to build female hostels for girls who come from faraway communities to our learning space in Arikanki village.
You don’t need to be rich to support a good cause, you just need to see and relate to the needs of others. Everyone has the right to education, to have their voice heard and to live without regrets, and we won’t stop until we see this become a reality for all girls living in rural and underserved communities in Africa.
We need your help to achieve this! Find out more about why we campaign and how you can commit to this project here- https://gofund.me/220a54cd