We are committed to empowering women and young girls in Nigeria by providing them with complete education and health care through sponsorships, campaigns, and partnerships with local institutions.
To assist young women in pursuing higher education, so they have the expertise and skills to participate and become forerunners in their chosen fields.
To fully sponsor primary and secondary education for young girls between the ages of 5-16 years. Our priority is to support children living in households below the poverty line.
To help young girls develop essential life skills, including computer programming, technical training, to help increase their labour market value, and ultimately lead to financial independence.
To provide social welfare, that improves the living standards of the women we support.
THE PROBLEM WE ARE SOLVING
The Poverty Cycle
We believe that a lack of education leads to poverty because children from low-income homes are more likely to drop out of school to support their families. These children are forced to forfeit literacy and numerical skills needed to pursue a career and live a better life.
A survey conducted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) indicates that the population of out of school children in Nigeria stands at 13.2 million, being one of the world’s highest numbers. Therefore, parents from poor households continue to struggle to send their children to school.
Poor households are more likely to keep their girls out of school and pressure them to get married early. Without a complete education, such girls are not equipped with the skills and tools to pursue better means of income that might alleviate their social conditions. Ultimately, these uneducated women might have children of their own, whom they cannot send to school, creating a poverty cycle.
JEF is committed to providing financial and technical resources that increase the education of young girls in Nigeria. Through complete education, JEF aims to help families escape the cycle of poverty.