Get Girls Back to School Emergency Appeal

by The Paul Hodges Trust in Bath, England, United Kingdom

Get Girls Back to School Emergency Appeal

£1,851

raised so far

+ est. £276.75 Gift Aid

45

supporters

We're raising funds to ensure vulnerable girls in West Africa are able to return to school after the COVID19 school closures.

by The Paul Hodges Trust in Bath, England, United Kingdom

Over one-third of our target reached!

Fundraiser Update

Thank you so much to all our generous donors for your fantastical support: in just two weeks we have achieved one-third of our goal! 

While not much at first glance, £398 can support four vulnerable girls for a full year. This covers school fees, school uniforms, learning material and access to reusable sanitary pads. 

Meet Esther

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Esther is 12, She lives in George Brook, a slum settlement on the edge of Freetown, Sierra Leone. She loves school and is a top student in maths. During the Ebola school closures in 2014, her older sister Mary fell pregnant at 15 and had to drop out of school. 

Esther says: ‘my family are very poor and my father has lost his job due to the lockdowns. I am scared I won’t be able to go back to school after COVID. In the future, I want to be a teacher so I can look after myself and my sister and my nephew.’

Girls like Esther need all the support we can give them to put them back into school after COVID. Studies show that for every extra year of education these girls get, they ultimately earn 12% more to spend on their family and their own future children’s education. 

Keep the momentum going and help us make a difference by spreading the word!

Thank you very much. 

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