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I just read an article about this group on CNN's site and it looks like they do amazing work. They help girls in Senegal stay in school

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/04/10/heroes.vaughn/index.html

The group's website
http://www.10000girls.org/

A bit more about what they do:
http://www.10000girls.org/education.html
The 10,000 Girls program helps girls stay in school, get the most out of their education, and acquire the skills needed for life-long learning. How? By providing three simple things:
The time to study
A place to study
Books and basic supplies
Simple does not mean easy. Only essential. For Kaolack in general, only 18% of the girls enrolled will pass to next grade each year. 82% fail. 53% drop out of school.

But for participants in the 10,000 Girls program, 68% pass to the next grade. Over three times greater than the regional average.

And of those girls who don't pass? In contrast to the 53% dropout rate for Kaolack in general, the 10,000 Girls program has consistently maintained a dropout rate of 2% or less. Our girls do not quit. (For more information, please see Facts & Numbers).

Likewise, parents have to be persuaded that education has value for their girls. Those parents are now forming family support networks. (Please see Challenges).

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