Sending girls to school gives them the opportunity to later access a job that will bring them freedom and dignity.
By enrolling them in private schools, they can benefit from quality education and have a chance at a better future.
A good quality education for young girls is one of the major challenges of our generation. International experts all agree that educating a girl can kick-start a lasting circle of development. In countries where women’s education is progressing, infant mortality and excess birth rates are declining and the spread of pandemics is better controlled. An educated woman will in turn educate her children.
In Guinea and the West African sub-region, girls’ education remains a major concern for governments and civil society. According to statistics, the enrollment rate for girls in primary school in 2016 was at 69% and very few have access to secondary school education.
Faced with this crisis, the French-Guinean journalist Folly Bah Thibault with the support of her family, has created Elle Ira à l’école The Kesso Bah Foundation.
do not attend
but despite progress,
they continue to face
out of school globally
in the world where girls
have the least access to education
are in Africa
BEFORE THE AGE OF 15
"The education of girls is a major issue for which I wish to commit myself."
Folly Bah Thibault
It’s not just about sending children to school, but also making sure they learn how to read, write and count.
This will allow them to have the required standards and gain the right set of skills necessary for life. We pay particular attention to the most vulnerable and marginalised of groups: girls.
At Elle ira à l’école, we are committed to putting and keeping underprivileged girls in school by enrolling them in private schools so they can get the quality education they need and deserve.
OUR FOUR PRIORITY AREAS ARE:
Full Tuition Support
We pay for their primary and secondary
education in a private school
of their choice.
We make it easier to attend classes by covering the cost of daily transportation from their home to their school.
Nourishing Our Girls’ Minds and Bodies
Children cannot learn if they do not have enough food to eat. We will cover the cost of their daily school meals.
We help the girls find the job
or career that best suits them.