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DREAMING BIG IN RAKAI, UGANDA

Sarah with borderThere are so many barriers in the developing world to girls getting an education. Even once they are in school, girls have to drop out for a variety of reasons: safety—the long distances they must travel— cultural beliefs about girls and secondary education, violence at home, lack of money.

Two years ago, Sarah Nakimbungwe almost had to drop out because her mother could no longer afford to send her.  Unwilling to accept that, Sarah talked with her teachers who told her about World Vision's SAGE project (Strengthening School-community Accountability for Girls' Education).

Today, Sarah (pictured) is 17, one of the senior peers in her school and on her way to finishing her secondary education.

Funded by U.S. Department of State and the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), World Vision is a proud winner of the DREAMS Innovation Challenge for this project.

Please join us on January 24, the first International Day of Educationby sharing the video below with your networks and celebrating that 99% of the 31,679 adolescent girls served by World Vision's SAGE project have remained in school.

DREAMS

2019 Important Dates to Remember:

Jan 24 - International Day of Education

Feb 06 - International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Mar 08 - International Women's Day

Mar 22 - World Water Day

Apr 07 - World Health Day

Oct 11 - International Day of The Girl

Nov 25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Dec 1 - World AIDS day


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