Microsoft donates matching funds to help girls in Morocco achieve higher education

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Today, from 12:00:00 PM EDT until tomorrow at 11:59:59 AM EDT, Microsoft YouthSpark will provide matching funds at 100% for every donation from $10 up to $1,000 per donor per project via Globalgiving.com. Join Kahina in donating to the Bernard Mejean Scholarship for Girls’s Education to provide economic support to enable young Moroccan girls to pursue high school.

Young girls in Morocco often lack educational opportunities and the resources to pursue high school and higher education. Economic pressures and sociocultural attitudes prevent many from getting their high school degrees: the time-consuming burden of household chores falls primarily on young girls; and in rural areas schools are often far from home, and families do not have the economic resources to pay for transportation.

The Bernard Mejean Scholarship Fund contributes to the costs of books, school supplies and further course instruction, and will alleviate the financial burden of travel and enrolling in high schools or universities far from the students’ homes.
Funding Information

$25 will provide one girl with books and school supplies for one year of higher education

$50 will provide one girl with transportation to a place of higher education for one year

$100 will provide 4 girls with books and school supplies for one year of higher education

$200 will provide 4 girls with transportation to a place of higher education

$400 will provide 16 girls with books and school supplies for one year of higher education

$4,000 will provide one girl with tuition and school supplies for 4 years of higher education

About the Bernard Mejean Scholarship Fund for Girls’ Education
The Bernard Mejean Scholarship Fund for Girls’ Education was created in memory of Bernard Mejean, who was born and raised in Morocco and studied in the United States. Bernard recently lost a long struggle against illness, but is remembered by his generosity and his many contributions to his community. Bernard’s brother, Bruno, began a fund for under privileged female youth in Morocco. This fund provides the resources needed to achieve young women’s dream of pursing higher education. The fund is a Microsoft Youthspark partner.

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