Educate and empower a girl, and you change a community.
This is not a new concept for many international non-profit organizations and it is the theme of this year’s National Women’s Ministries humanitarian aid international project through the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.
It starts with a girl. On Sunday, May 27, the Mountain View Alliance Church in Kitimat will be introducing the work of the Alliance Vocational Training School for girls in Niger, Africa. There, teenage girls receive free education that would not normally be available to them; education in literacy, math, health & life skills, enabling them to break the cycle of poverty.
As many other non profit organizations have discovered, when you educate a girl, she is more likely to enter marriage later, have fewer and healthier children, and earn a better income, enabling her to then send her own children to school.
In fact, statistics show that young women will re-invest 90 per cent of their income back into their family, providing hope for a better life and improving the well-being of not only the whole family, but the community as well. Educate a girl, change a community!
Join the Mountain View Alliance Church on Sunday, May 27 at 10:30 a.m. to discover the important role girls play, not only in Niger but anywhere.