The after school program is run everyday in every locality. 10,000 Girls supports dedicated and qualified teachers, who volunteer to tutor the girls in subjects such as French, Math, Geography, History, and others. The teachers assist the girls in developing techniques that will augment their ability to pass their exams.
The after school program gives the girls the means to succeed by providing them with a place to study, a time to study, and books and other basic school supplies. 10,000 Girls organizes annual distributions of notebooks, pens, paper and other essentials.
The Environmental Learning Center – our newest initiative
Teaching girls about environmental awareness and sustainable agriculture techniques
The Book Mobile is a crucial part of the education program. Each month, books are transported to rural villages and small towns, and checked out of this traveling library truck by local children.
Hundreds of children in each locality get access to something as simple as a book. Through this program, children can improve their literacy in French, Arabic, English and some local languages such as Wolof, Pulaar, and Serer.
The entrepreneurship program teaches girls a craft or trade, business basics, and provides them with a work space to create high quality products. The activities are run in three locations: Kaolack, Kaemor & Koungheul. Products include handcrafted dolls & linens, bakery items, and an upcoming line of Bissap infused teas. The girls run the businesses and own 100% of the profits. They have chosen to donate 49% of their profits to the educational program of 10,000 Girls!
Aissatou shows a doll that she has handmade in the workshop. Kaolack, Senegal.
Veronique displays a doll she is handcrafting in the workshop. Kaolack, Senegal.
Viola displays and sells the girls handcrafted items at an expo. Dakar, Senegal.
10,000 Girls is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization