Why Girls?

Why Girls?

In the town of Wonkifong, 30 miles northeast of the Guinean capital of Conakry, a mother started to dance and give thanks after School-to-School International selected her daughter, Kadiatou Soumah, as a scholarship recipient. Kadiatou says, “I want to study to become a teacher in a school like junior high.”

STS supports girls’ education as part of its Whole Child Model, which embraces a holistic approach to education development. It ensures that girls receive equal access to education and gives scholarships to dedicated students like Kadiatou. 

Today is the day for the fundraising match!

Have you made that donation to STS through GlobalGiving yet? Well October 9th is here and this is the moment to make a HUGE difference in creating the conditions of success for these boys by donating through GlobalGiving, taking advantage of the 30% match they are offering. For the rest of the day today (until 12am EDT) any size donation you make will be matched by GlobalGiving!

This means your $100 donation becomes $130 for School-to-School to use for girls’ scholarships, wells, latrines, teacher training and

An Integrated Approach to Educational Development

As part of its Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations has aimed for universal primary education by 2015. The latest UN statistics reveal progress; 90 percent of children in developing countries were enrolled in primary school in 2011, compared with 83 percent in 2000.

Still, 57 million primary-school age children never stepped in a classroom in 2011; more than half of those out-of-school children— 32 million — live in sub-Saharan Africa. In Guinea, where School-to-School International has worked for more than a decade, only 63 percent of the population from the ages of 15 to 24 is literate.