According to the UN, a 15-year-old girl in South Sudan has a higher chance of dying during childbirth than finishing high school. In response to statistics like this, Drop In The Bucket has been creating programs to help girls stay in school through water and sanitation initiatives, menstrual hygiene management, economic empowerment through scholarships, workshops and mentoring programs.
Why It Matters
Educated girls grow to have a voice in their community, a better understanding of economics and opportunities and can improve the quality of life in the village for decades to come.
Did you know water, sanitation & education are all closely related to gender?
Although education is valued in East Africa, boys’ education is prioritized. Girls are often tasked with fetching water while their brothers go to school. This leaves little time to focus on an education. Learn More
Girls drop out at much higher rates once they hit puberty. Without effective mechanisms to handle menstruation, they miss a week of school per month, fell behind, and eventually drop out. Make A Difference
The Next Step
We’ve created programs to help girls stay in school through clean water and sanitation, menstrual hygiene management, economic empowerment through scholarships and mentoring programs. Join Us
Your Support Helps Empower Young Women
& Creates A Brighter Future For Us All