Girls and women who struggle to complete their education due to their families' financial instability can easily feel like they have few options and cannot compete in Nigeria's busy job market.
Although Ujunwa's family struggled financially, her father defied societal expectations of forcing her into an early marriage and instead wanted her to continue her education.
With support from Wonder Foundation, Ujunwa was awarded a scholarship to help ease the financial burden of her education, allowing her to progress to her second year of college and pursue her dreams at Lantana College.
"Thanks to the scholarship I was granted, I can continue my education in Lantana and help my family solve some of their financial problems, especially their health problems.”
The young women we educate aspire to continue their education to fulfil their own potential and share in the country's dynamic economic growth. Our graduates move into secure employment or entrepreneurship and become confident leaders in their families and communities, inspiring others and improving their economic situations long-term.
"Every year we work with 200 young women, giving them the chance to achieve 3Es-Empowerment, Employment and Education. We are so grateful for the support that we receive from Wonder Foundation and people all around the world." Ebele, Director of Education, Women's Board.
Share your blessings with a girl in need today. With your support, we can train more young women like Ujunwa, who will multiply what you invest in her. Give today!
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