Join with us to send a Nigerian child to school for one penny a day. Over 10.5 million children, girls constituting the majority, are not currently attending school due to financial woes, with a large number of them concentrated in the slums of Lagos, Nigeria. Lagos has over 100 slums. Most of these young women will never set foot in a school. Consequently, they are forced into prostitution as a way to make a living.
The government does not pay for public education. Instead, each child must pay 50 Naira a day, which is one penny in US currency, as their admission ticket. And, in the slums, this is still an impossible amount.
We are working with an NGO called CEE Hope in Lagos, Nigeria. We deemed it a worthwhile project for our children and grandchildren to embrace by saving their pennies to help educate a child like them. For $1.80, they can send that child to school for an entire year.
We are excited about giving these children, especially the girls, hope and direction through education. When a girl has hope, she will become a mentor to others. She will influence generations after her. And she will change the world. Let us help these students change the world by saving our pennies and using them to send our new friends to school.
We made a Penny Plan wrap for you to download and print to give to your family and friends that can go around a quart or pint bottle, making it a ‘Penny Plan’ bottle, one that gives hope through sharing education with our Nigerian brothers and sisters.
If you would like to participate, send your contribution to:
Big Ocean Women
972 E. Crosswinds Drive
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660
(Big Ocean Women is a 501c3 Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) for tax purposes. Please let us know if you need a receipt for your donation.)