This is a scholarship program that seeks to help young girls living in the far-flung suburbs of Luanda. Transportation is minimal in the area, so many mothers leave the house before dawn to work in the capital, returning only after sundown. This leaves young girls with the majority of household responsibilities, including cooking, cleaning, and taking care of younger siblings.
The program works with families to organize them in a way where these girls can continue helping the family but also give them enough free time to attend school and other positive developmental activities. There are currently 100 girls in the program, their school enrollment ranging from 1st to 8th grade.
The scholarships are provided by individual donors, and go towards paying for school fees, school materials, clothing, food and health assistance for each child.
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