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"9 year old Chinenye Emeka got her buttocks burnt with hot electric pressing iron by her guardian, Mrs. Ifechukwu Akabekwa, because she used the money given to her by a philanthropist to pay her school fees without the permission of her guardian. Mrs Akabekwa, of Abazuonu Street in Iyi-Owa Odekpe, Anambra state, maltreated and subjected Chinenye to different ordeals on a daily basis, including forcing her to hawk along the major road of Atani during school hours. And when a stranger tried to help little Chinenye, her guardian got very angry, she scarred the little girl for life. Mrs Akabekwa has been arrested by police"
There are several accounts of house maids and vulnerable orphans being physically and sexually abused in Nigeria. How can we work together to help end this, and to ensure that these young girls have a more promising future?
The No Child Left Behind scholarship fund will cover all educational expenses including uniforms, school fees and some living expenses. Currently the scholarship fund is only available to secondary school girls in Nigeria.
This initiative will provide security and stability to underprivileged girls who would otherwise be vulnerable to forced labour, child prostitution, early marriages, unwanted pregnancies and STIs.
Zahara Women Foundation knows you care deeply about the issues at hand, thus our decision to reach out to all our supporters to kindly support this initiative.
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|Date:||5 September 2012|