MOZ 22 - HIGHER EDUCATION FOR GIRLS
In Mozambique, studying for girls is always a challenge for various reasons. Culturally the woman remains at home for household chores and to look after the children, the girl must help her mother in the various jobs, the poverty of most families leads to give preference to boys and not to girls.
To help girls attend school, the option we made as Comboni Missionary Sisters was to open "Lar", shelters where girls who are far from schools can live and attend school at different levels. And so for years, groups of young people who study up to the twelfth grade pass. The girls we support almost all come from very poor families and have no chance of continuing with higher education once they have finished the twelfth grade.
With this project we want to set ourselves a greater challenge. Among the young women we see advancing in their studies, some show skills, interest and application that deserve a further step to prepare in some professions knowing that in the future they can make a difference as women engaged in society. Studies include educational sciences and social media, social sciences, health sciences, computer science, accounting and economics.
For this purpose, we would like to welcome university students or high school students, with a lar in the city of Nampula where we will make available a small house of our property that could accommodate several of them, but also give the opportunity to others to study in other cities by paying a modest rent and supporting the food costs in addition to studies. The universities will preferably be the Catholic University and the Maria Mae de Africa Institute for the seriousness and transparency in conducting formation. We will also explore the possibility of other Institutes for higher courses.
- Offer higher education and/or university to poor but willing girls
- Offer them a safe and serene place where they can continue with their studies
Direct: 8 girls who finished the twelfth class
Indirect: families and society
Referent sister for the project: Sr. Laura Malnati