Provide Education to Children in Rural Benin
Dagbé funds school fees and expenses for impoverished children in rural Benin whose families could not otherwise afford to send them to school. You can choose to either give only school fees or fees plus required expenses (books, uniforms, supplies, and immunizations).
Many families in Benin cannot afford to pay the fees required to send their children to secondary school, especially in rural areas where the sole source of family income is subsistence farming. As a result, many children do not receive the opportunity to go to school and begin working in the fields at an early age, continuing the cycle of poverty. In addition to school fees, there are many families who cannot afford the resources required by the school system – books, uniforms, supplies, immunizations –to set children up for success. School attendance rates fall from 65% of boys and 58% of girls in primary school to 34% of boys and 23% of girls in secondary school throughout the country. Access to education promotes Benin’s continued development by empowering the future generation to become healthy and productive community members, business owners, leaders, and parents. Providing these opportunities to the children of Benin is imperative.
Partner since August, 2012
Dagbé is a non-profit organization established in Boston, Massachusetts with the goal of aiding children displaced by extreme poverty in Benin, West Africa. Dagbé works with local care providers to restore social stability and provide for basic needs of at-risk children, including housing, food, access to education, and healthcare. Beneficiaries of Dagbé’s funds include orphans, victims of child trafficking, physical and sexual abuse, and destitute poverty, as identified by local authorities. Dagbé’s vision is to empower local care providers to support at-risk children in their own community, and foster an environment to allow them to develop into healthy, educated, and productive members of society.