Investing in human capital and empowering out-of-school girls in Ethiopia
The Inter Africa Group (IAG) project from Ethiopia supported 1,100 out-of-school young girls between the ages of 12 and 18 from the Tigray, Harari and Somali regions of Ethiopia to re-enrol in school and provided them with mentorship and basic needs support. Frequently , the girls of these regions are often migrating to Arabs countries in the middle-east to work as domestic workers without any protection and expose to numerous abuses.
“The project improved and restored the self-image, status and dignity of a number of young girls who were leading a dangerous and desperate life. Beneficiaries shared their dreams and aspirations of continuing their education to tertiary level and gaining employment in the formal sector to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.”