Sandall Family donates to the SOAR program in Zambia , in honor of Emily, to help support adolescent girls getting back in school.
This project gives us hope as we enter a new year,2021!
By supporting CARE’s SOAR schools in Zambia, we are putting adolescent girls back in school where they belong. We also are helping family members take an active role in supporting developmental opportunities for their daughters, nieces and granddaughters. Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation.
CARE’s SOAR Initiative helps by:
Addressing the developmental and learning needs of school-aged girls and their families.
Providing access to comprehensive education for out-of-school adolescents.
Enhancing the community’s knowledge, understanding and appreciation of early childhood care and girls’ education.
Through the Strengthening Opportunities for Adolescent Resilience (SOAR) Project, CARE and its implementing partner, Children’s Sentinel Trust Zambia (CSTZ), will reach 25,000 adolescents and 25,000 children aged zero to six in the two districts. Running from January 2018 through May 2021, the project supports adolescent girls and boys to re-enter school, either directly or through a high-quality accelerated learning program, while also supporting the growth and development of children through early childhood development initiatives within communities.
Reasons for not being in school were lack of support and unplanned pregnancies/early pregnancies. The desire to be literate was the main motivation amongst the adolescents to return to school.
Wouldn’t Emily love this project?!
Happy New Year to all!
Becky, Emily’s mom