Overview: “El Salvador Scholarships” is a La Grande Rotary program in association with Project Salvador supporting young women in their pursuit of an education. Typically, young women from very poor families are prevented from attending high school because the direct cost to the family is prohibitive (uniform, books, and transportation). The cost of schooling is about $330 for each student per year while incomes average $100-200 per month per family. Many of these families are headed by single mothers. Instead of schooling, young women usually stay home and help their family by doing some form of unskilled labor. This program attempts to break the cycle of poverty and give young women an opportunity for employment and productivity beyond what their current conditions allow. La Grande Rotary usually funds 10 young women per year as part of the program in El Salvador.
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There are very few things that give one a sense of impact on another other than helping a young person reach their dreams. Giselle, pictured above with Rotarian Michael, will graduate from college with a degree in Geology. What a thrill to know that so few dollars made a difference in this young woman’s life! Donate today through this portal.