A portion of our 2019 proceeds will support investing in girls and women around the world through Plan International Canada’s Education for Girls in Ghana project.
A child’s right to learn is not up for debate, yet more than 540,000 children and youth are currently out of school in Ghana, the majority of whom are girls. These children have missed out on a significant portion of their education due to poverty, migration and distance to the nearest school. In many cases, children, especially girls, are never enrolled or are absent for extended periods because household poverty requires them to contribute to their family’s income. When these children are finally able to return to school, they may be too old to enroll in the grade appropriate for their learning level.
Mining4Life’s donation will fund the final stages of a large-scale accelerated learning program to catch these children up on the time they have missed, so they can re-enter the formal school system and succeed in their education.
What’s more, our program partner, Educate a Child, will match any funds donated to this project five times over, so Mining4Life’s $500,000 investment will have the impact of $3,000,000.