School Girls Unite and Girls for the Advancement of IT

Ambassador: Bintou Soumaroro , Mali

Bintou has founded two organisations, both aim to educate girls in rural Mali. The first is called School Girls Unite and covers the education costs and school supplies of 85 girls in Mali. Through this, they have helped 85 families gain access to education through their daughters and motivated a community to have different views on the impact of education. They want to fund 500 girls by the end of 2016. $2,500 from School Girls Unite per year goes into the project. Bintou’s second organisation is called Girls for Advancement of IT. 250 women received free IT training and then taught a further 300 women themselves. The women received 10 hours each of computer training.