In the developed world, primary and secondary education is taken for granted.
But in developing nations like Uganda, it’s not a given. And for girls, it’s often an anomaly.
Out of 100 children who go to high school in Uganda, 7 are girls and only 3 will graduate.*
We can do something about that.
One such girl, Octavia Sabiti, beat the odds. Through a scholarship from the U.S. Government, Octavia completed high school.
Today, Octavia is in her third year of law school at Uganda Christian University. Through fundraising screenings of “Africa’s Daughters” and donations from friends and fans, I’m proud to say Octavia’s law school tuition is completely paid for.
It’s easy to see the difference a good education has made in Octavia’s life. What’s difficult to measure is the impact her education will make on other girls, her community, even the nation of Uganda.
The Octavia Project is simple. Create awareness and point people to where they can do something to help empower girls through education.
Here are two organizations which are helping girls like Octavia beat the odds. Click on either website to learn more or make a donation directly to their organizations.
* Statistics from 2007