Commitment to Action

Free The Children, Adopt-A-Village Education Program

Commitment by

Stephanie Pace Marshall

In 2008, Stephanie Pace Marshall, Founding President and President Emerita of Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, committed to providing $175,000 in financial resources, as well as in-kind support, to Free The Children (FTC) to support their Adopt A Village program.
With this grant, FTC is building an all girls' secondary school in the rural Kenyan region of the Maasai Mara, one of the most impoverished places in the world. The objective of the Secondary School is to provide girls in the Maasai Mara with a safe haven, where they can receive leadership training while continuing with their high school education. Through education, these girls will then become positive female role models for their peers at home, thus encouraging more young girls to continue their education.

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Commitment

Free The Children, Adopt-A-Village Education Program

Launched

2007

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$100,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Africa

Countries

ECUADOR, KENYA

Commitment by

Stephanie Pace Marshall

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Free The Children, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy