Daisy

62 million girls between the ages of six and 15 are not in school.

That is almost equivalent to the whole population of the Midwest.

78%

78 percent of girls in Sub-Saharan Africa do not complete high school.

66%

66 percent of the 774 million illiterate people in the world are female.

25%

25 percent of young women ages 15 to 24 in developing countries have never completed primary school.

Education Changes Everything.


Educating girls can save millions of lives.

If all women had a secondary education, child deaths would be cut in half, saving 3 million lives.


Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to get married at an early age.

If all girls had a secondary education, there would be two-thirds fewer child marriages.


Mothers' education improves child nutrition.

If all women had a secondary education, 12 million children would not experience stunted growth from malnutrition. 


Educated women are less likely to die in childbirth.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, if all women completed primary education, maternal deaths would be reduced by 70 percent, saving almost 50,000 lives.


Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to have children at an early age.

Almost 60 percent fewer girls would become pregnant under the age of 17 in Sub-Saharan Africa and South and West Asia if they had a secondary education.


Educated women are more likely to find work.

In Brazil, only 37 percent of women with less than primary education are working. This rises to 50 percent if they have a primary education, and 60 percent with a secondary education.

Meet Daisy.

A 17 year-old-girl overcoming barriers in women’s education.

Daisy has five brothers. Her oldest brother is studying at Nairobi University. Her four younger brothers live at home with her mother. A few years ago her father passed away unexpectedly, leaving her mother as the sole provider for her family. Daisy’s mother focuses on providing the basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter for her family, but is unable to pay for her children’s education.

Since her father’s passing, Daisy has moved to Boror community to live with her aunt and continue her education. She says: 

I want to become a lawyer, to be able to sustain myself so that I can help others in need as you have done to me. In fact, if it were not for you I would have gotten married only because of school fees difficulties. I am really grateful for your support.

A Day in Daisy's Life.

3:00 AM

Daisy’s day starts with chores (milking the cow, walking the fields of the farm, cooking cleaning, etc.).

4:00 AM

Daisy starts her studies for the morning (working on homework, reading, studying for upcoming tests, etc.).

5:45 AM

Daisy begins her walk to school before the sun even comes up.

6:00 AM

After arriving at school, Daisy studies from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM until school starts.

8:00 AM

Daisy officially starts school at 8:00 AM and classes run until 5:00 PM. During that time there are two breaks (15 minutes for tea and 30 minutes for lunch).

5:00 PM

From 5:00 to 6:00 PM students play volleyball, soccer or socialize with one another. Daisy usually studies for half of the time.

6:00 PM

Daisy walks home to start her evening chores and continue her school work.

10:00 PM

Daisy heads to bed and is ready to start her routine all over again at 3:00 AM.

Daisy's Documentary

September 1, 2016

Teaser Trailer

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October 1, 2016

Official Trailer

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November 1, 2016

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Hopeful Africa, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to foster sustainable prosperity in Africa through educational development and equal partnership. Hopeful Africa strongly believes Africa is full of hope and potential. Africa is diverse, rich in resources, and full of intelligent, driven people. However, a strong educational infrastructure is necessary in order to achieve sustainable prosperity. For now, Hopeful Africa’s efforts are focused on building educational resources at partner schools in Kenya. Quality education is the best way to ensure that future generations of Africans enjoy the peace, health, and financial success that they deserve.

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