Major Gift 2017

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Girl in Burkina Faso Classroom (image credit: Plan Canada)

As posted on Facebook, Viaduct Foundation’s major gift in 2017 was in support of Plan International Canada’s project “Second Chance Schools” in Burkina Faso. Our gift was matched 6:1 by Educate A Child!

From Plan International Canada’s website:

“With a particular focus on girls, this gift provides accelerated learning to children who have been out-of-school so they can get up to speed with their studies and head back to a regular classroom in just nine months. An integrated public awareness campaign will focus on the importance of all children’s right to education, and help shift mindsets around girls’ education. Community partnerships and involvement will ensure local support for the program to help students re-integrate into the regular school stream.”

This gift gets girls and boys back on track so that they can build a strong future.

Plan International Canada is fortunate to have the backing of “Educate A Child”, a global initiative launched by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar, which aims to significantly reduce the numbers of children worldwide who are missing out on their right to education.

The chance of an education is a chance to escape poverty, to improve health and to enhance opportunities.

For complete background and all the details CLICK HERE