In rural Sub-Saharan African, agricultural knowledge is

traditionally passed on from one woman to another.

While primary school enrollment rates are moderately lower for girls than boys, data reveal greater disparities between boys and girls at the secondary school level. In order to break the cycle of poverty and gender inequality in these communities, OFED works to provide children and young adults with the tools they need to learn in a positive environment.

OFED's approach to educating girls and young women in rural areas aims at:

  • Increasing and encouraging access to education, improving schools' infrastructure;
  • Setting up new educational venues in collaboration with various stakeholders (distance learning); and
  • Encouraging¬†mothers' participation in its programs to foster girls' school attendance and young women's technical training and apprenticeship.

Help us provide rural women and their children tools to take charge of their own development