10 mosquito nets
Malaria is the most widespread and deadly disease on the planet. More than 90 percent of cases come from Africa, and numbers are rising. When they fall sick, girls are often absent from school for weeks at a time, missing critical lessons and falling behind in their coursework. Once behind, girls find it difficult to catch up and risk repeating a year or dropping out of school to avoid the shame of repeating a grade.
Your gift will purchase 10 mosquito nets treated with insect repellent that will be distributed to girls receiving scholarships to go to primary or secondary school. Use of mosquito nets dramatically reduces the incidence of malaria and the sicknesses associated with it. Healthy girls are better students and excel in school. Treated mosquito nets protect girls from malaria.