School drop-out rates for girls in developing countries is highest between grades 8 – 10 due to rigid societal structures, and increasing schooling costs. Girls are taken out of school to support with household chores, or work in menial farming or housemaid jobs to support the family.
The Mariam Bursary Program offsets the increased schooling costs for girls entering high-school, as well as earnings she would otherwise contribute to the family by taking a job.
Direct deposit of monthly bursary into the family account to support the purchase of school supplies, books, and uniforms (mandatory in developing countries), and to support the financial health of the family.
Mentorship Program | COMING SOON
Girls living in tiny rural communities rarely leave the confines of their village and have limited exposure to roles and opportunities outside the ones they see day to day.
The Mariam Society believes every girl should dream big and have access to the fullness of a world that is increasingly looking for her contribution.
The Mariam Mentorship Program partners Canadian women mentors, with girls who are recipients of their contribution to the Mariam Bursary Program.
Monthly Skype calls between mentor & mentee (facilitated by the Grameen Foundation India)