7 out of 10 women are illiterate in Guinea-Bissau. This is a fact that we need to change.
In order to empower women to get a career, increase gender-equality, earn their own wage and have the opportunity to give back to Guinea-Bissau we have given scholarships to study at University. A university course to get qualified in any profession is usually 4 years long and costs under £45 a month. Many people in Guinea-Bissau cannot afford the course so will work for many years to save up the money to fund one term, complete the term and then go back to working for many years to save up for the next term. It is amazing to give the scholarship and save them years of working in order to get qualified.
This is the first AGB scholarship that we gave to Fatumata Balde from the village of Safim for her to do her course in primary school teaching at the Institute of IP NOVE in Bissau.