Our goal is to reduce gender disparities on education in rural and developing areas of Africa through different means such as literacy and professional training. We believe that education is a strong tool for women's empowerment. In Cameroon, the female literacy rate is 59.8% and in the republic of Guinea, is estimated at 18.1%. In both countries, girls attend school less regularly than boys. This makes it challenging for women to integrate into society and get jobs since they are under educated.
Women's Empowerment Project
The Angels & Doves Foundation works to empower women from poor and rural communities in West Africa by providing literacy and job training. We work with many local organizations throughout the region to rehabilitate, assist, and train women who have been abused or raped. Through practical skills training, workshops, seminars, and other training events, we offer these women the skills and opportunities to rebuild their lives as well as a chance to start lifting themselves out of poverty.
Violence has a significant impact on the health and life expectancy of women. The World Bank estimates that rape and domestic abuse account for 5 percent of potentially healthy years of life lost to women of reproductive age in developing countries . Unfortunately, the threat of social stigma prevents those women from speaking out about violence. In West Africa, women are still considered second-class citizens, and can be very vulnerable to a variety of abuses, both personal and systemic.
The Student-Connect Project