The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation announced today that it met its fundraising goal to build a two-classroom school in Senegal’s Fatick region with buildOn.
The foundation reached its goal thanks to the help of college campuses and millions of sorority women worldwide. Now it’s inviting individuals from campuses that have raised at least $1,000 for this initiative to be included in a drawing for a chance to help build the school in July. Members of Circle of Sisterhood have been driving awareness of poverty and oppression overseas. Senegal has a literacy rate of 38% and low enrollment rates in primary and secondary schools. About 54% of people live below the poverty line in Senegal and almost half of the population is unemployed.
The foundation is excited to provide a quality education to young women, who make up half of the students who attend buildOn schools. “We are immensely honored and proud of the support we’ve received to be able to move into the next phase of this project,” said Ginny Carroll, founder, Circle of Sisterhood Foundation. “Campuses, chapters, alumnae and students have continued to support our mission to remove barriers to education for girls around the world and their efforts are crucial to the success of this school build and the impact we will be able to make for this village in Senegal.”
This is the first year buildOn is sending groups to build schools in Senegal. We have constructed 20 schools in the Western African nation, and plan to build 10 more this year. Learn how you can help remove barriers to quality education by joining our movement and building a school.
Posted March 5, 2013 in News by buildOn