Girls Education

2016 Annual Event: “A Little Decadence Here, For Sustenance There”

RAIN is celebrating 15 years of learning and earning with “A Little Decadence Here, For Sustenance There.” Join us on Monday July 18, 5:30 pm at Oyster River Farm, Durham, NH. Click here for information and reservations.

Exclusive Silent Auction Trips!!
Tickets to Hamilton! On Broadway.
Tickets to Savannah, Georgia for the weekend.
Newport Food and Wine Festival at the Newport mansions, …

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RAIN gives Nomadic Girls of Niger Access to High School

Niger is a country where the literacy rate is 15% among rural and nomadic people. Children have very little access to education. Many villages don’t have a middle school. Many families struggle just to send their child to elementary school. Even fewer get a higher education or make it passed high school. Rain’s Agadez Learning Center gives the opportunity of secondary education to motivated nomadic children of the surrounding area. …

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$2K Matched for Mentoring on GlobalGiving

Wow, we’re bowled over by your response to our matching Bonus Day for mentoring on on May 13th – over $2,000 was raised to support at-risk nomadic schoolgirls with local women mentors at their sides….an ebullient THANK YOU to all who answered the call!

You can still support mentoring in a unique way – by empowering the women who volunteer with Savings & …

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Celebrate Int’l Day for Rural Women & the Day of the Girl

“I would like to be Prime Minister or work for an NGO. I want to help the people in my village and my family and fight against terrible diseases.” 
- Faji Hamid

In Niger, girls rarely progress to the 4th grade and 1 in 3 is married before the age of 15. 

Investing in a girl’s future is investing in the world’s future. …

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Mentors Work with Schoolgirls to Change Niger’s Future

As new schools open in rural and marginalized areas of Niger, a gap is forming between unschooled adults and educated young people. Parents who worked their whole lives are wondering why their children are exhausted after a day at school: “You have been sitting in a chair all day. Why are you so tired?” Some parents find it especially difficult to understand the value of education for girls when there are so many chores to do at home, …

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Dining for Women Newest Partner to Bring LEGS to Agadez

Learning & Earning Groups (LEGS) entail an array of programs working together to empower girls and women through education and new livelihoods. RAIN is excited to announce a new two-year partnership with Dining For Women to bring LEGS to five nomadic communities in the Agadez region.

Goals of LEGS programs:

  • Teaching local women the advantages of education, …

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