~Keep-Girls-In-School is a scholarship program established by WomensTrust in September of 2004.
Research clearly shows that when girls are educated all quality-of-life indicators improve: educated women have smaller families, live longer and healthier lives, and follow more stable economic paths. Girls are often taken out of school to do chores and support their families.
There is a saying coined by sociologist Robert Morrison MacIver that is driving a change in attitude in Ghana: "When you educate a man you educate an individual; when you educate a woman you educate a whole family."
It costs a family $100 U.S. per year to send a child to primary school, $125 per year for junior secondary school (JSS), and $250 per year for senior secondary school (SSS). Women living on $2 a day or less struggle to feed their families, therefore school, in many cases, is prohibitively expensive.
Over the years WomensTrust has partnered with other organizations to bring important educational programs to the students of Pokuase:
~Educational Pathways International is a United States-based non-profit foundation that recognizes, nurtures, and supports gifted young people in developing areas of the world through university scholarships, thus enabling them to develop their talents and make a positive difference in their native land.
~Girls Exploration and Empowerment Club was established in partnership with the Ghana Sustainable Aid Project in the Fall of 2007 as an after school enrichment program to support girls in their studies. It is also known as the GEEC Club.