Empower A Girl, Empower the Future!
Will You Help Us Educate Girls?
We are tackling two core humanitarian issues at once: a lack of access to appropriate health care information and products; and the rate at which young girls in Africa drop out of schooling.
We are currently working to support young women stay in school and reach their potential.
Every young women deserve to be proud. Not ashamed to have period.
We believe all women should have access to sanitary protection during their period.
But many are experiencing period poverty, unable to access or afford them.
Menstruators around the world, especially in low-income communities, often face a lack of access to menstrual products and are still considered a cultural taboo in West Africa.
Especially in impoverished communities, girls are often faced with societal shame.
This indignity, along with a lack of access to safe menstrual health solutions, forces girls to turn to unsanitary methods including dirty rags, leaves, newspapers, and in some extreme cases are exploited in exchange for supplies.
The combination of period poverty, stigmatization, and inadequate reproductive and sexual health education has major consequences for menstruators’ wellbeing.
We provide sustainable menstrual health to girls in need so that they can avoid infection, shame, exploitation, early marriage, and even human trafficking.
Why educating girls is a real challenge?
Access to pads allows menstruators to feel comfortable and confident in a learning environment, but it is critical to pair menstrual hygiene products with comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) education.
Why is it so important for girls to learn this and stay in school?
If girls in sub-Saharan Africa and South and West Asia attended secondary school, child marriage would fall by 64 percent.
Compared to children born to uneducated mothers, the children of mothers who attended primary school are twice as likely to survive infancy. Survival rates increase even more as mothers’ educations continue.
When a girl receives seven or more years of education, she will marry four years later and have 2.2 fewer children, on average.
Girls who get one more year of schooling than the national average see their wages increase by up to 20 percent.
For every 10% increase in girls who go to school, a country’s GDP increases an average of 3%.
Primary-school educated mothers are twice as likely to send their children to school as uneducated mothers, helping their families break out of the cycle of poverty.
If all mothers in developing countries had a secondary education, 12 million children could be saved from malnutrition. Educated mothers are also more likely to promote hygiene and seek out vaccination for their children.
Educated women are three times more likely than uneducated women to participate in political activity.
It’s simple: educating women and girls has a concrete economic and social impact on individuals, communities, and nations.
This girls have either left school early or missed it entirely because they didn’t have access to sanitary products.
As we all know education is expensive, then add the cost of books, pens, pencils, and paper the price soon ads up and can make it unaffordable to continue your studies.
That is why Samuel and Lucy Osemota believe in academic excellence and provide scholarship, books and education supplies to ease the burden, so the students can continue their studies which will help them become somebody in the world and inspire the next generations to come.
A small step for young women, a big step for humanity
The long-term impact of this work cannot be overemphasized. Providing safe menstrual health solutions has directly resulted in decreases in dropout rates for Nigerian schoolgirls thus increasing their contributions to the sustainability of their local communities. Consequently, this affects current and future generations by playing a pivotal role in breaking the cycle of poverty.
Most importantly, local communities are empowered to discuss issues around menstrual health without perpetuating harmful stigma while working to remove barriers of access to menstrual hygiene for themselves and others.
How we do that?
We are working both with our own volunteers and sister organizations in the poorest villages in Nigeria and neighborhoods in South Florida in achieving this goal.
What drives us?
We are motivated by our Compassion, Morals, and Skills. We are sensitive, understanding, and caring in our service of all people. We treat people with respect, embracing them as they are, by offering compassionate support.
EOF serves all people regardless of race, faith, ethnicity, and gender. With the help of our supporters, we have empowered communities in Nigeria and South Florida to become self-sustainable through education and high-quality healthcare.
Every girl should have the right to make their own choice. Through education and high-quality healthcare, we give them this opportunity.
We truly believe if we can give strong educational foundations to Nigerian Schoolgirls, cycles of poverty in poor communities can be broken.