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Scholarship: Sira Balde-Djau


7 out of 10 women are illiterate in Guinea-Bissau. This is a fact that we need to change. Among impoverished families, boys are 1.8 times more likely to reach grade six than girls and 1.5 times more likely than girls to take part in General Secondary Education.

The gender inequality in Guinea-Bissau’s education system leads to consequences, such as child marriage among girls. About 54% of women without an education experienced child marriage, as opposed to the 9% of women who achieved secondary education or higher. - Statistics from Borgen Project.

Our Mission

In order to empower women to get a career, increase gender-equality and earn their own wage we have given scholarships to girls in primary school. Helping them afford the costs and ensuring they stay in school from a young age, can have the largest impact over the course of their life.


Below is Sira Balde-Djau, a bright student with big dreams! With an AGB's scholarship, she sailed through her 4th-grade schooling. Here's a snap of Sira with a magnifying glass donated to AGB for Guinea-Bissau. But this isn't just any picture – it's a glimpse into Sira's future. She's now got her eyes set on being a scientist! We're thrilled to be a part of her journey. With your continued support, we can help Sira and other aspiring scientists gain an education!


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