Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. This day was set aside 100 years ago to celebrate and recognize the achievements of women around the world. The global focus of the day shows respect, admiration and love for women of all ages and stages in life. It also is a day to focus on the needs of women around the world. This year’s focus is on women’s equal access to education, training, science and technology. This echoes the Millennium Development Goal to “eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education”. These Goals were developed as a means of reducing poverty and acting faithfully with Micah 6:8 to “. . .act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God”
New uniforms for school!
Scholarships given through Covenant Kids provide education for girls and young women every day. Girls in Bogota, Colombia receive uniforms and are able to go to school. The longer these girls stay in school the stronger their ability to choose who and when to marry.
In Congo, young girls are encouraged to stay in school with scholarships. Their families can not afford, or would simply not pay, to send them to school.
In Southern Sudan less than 5% of children receive an elementary education. Most schools do not even allow girls to attend classes. The Good Hope Academy, who receives Covenant Kids scholarships, allows girls to go. With an education, some of these girls will go on to be teachers who can then empower the next generation.
Girls at Good Hope Academy
The computer lab at the English Medium School in Solapur, India.
And in India, scholarships given to the English Medium School in Solapur allow young girls, some of whom come from impoverished families, to learn in computer and biology labs.
Please join us in empowering these young women around the world. Donate a scholarship on-line in honor of International Women’s Day and change the life of a young girl today.