To create success stories through education, providing educational opportunity for indigent students, helping talented girls develop their potential, and breaking the vicious circle of poverty.
Long before girls’ education became the rallying cry of celebrities, Peter Opa has worked very hard to help the girls in his African village get an education. Rather than focus on himself, he decided to use his resources to bring hope to the school drop-outs in his hometown of Adjara, majority of whom are girls. A true believer in generosity and the goodness of people, he founded Rethink Africa to mobilize support for his causes, including The Food for School (www.foodforschool.net) and The Library Project (www.ajaraproject.org).
The Library Project: Thanks to kind Americans, more than 50,000 books and materials have been donated for the library project. Like in most parts of West Africa, there is no functioning library in Peter’s hometown of Adjara. When completed, the library will, among other things, provide a conducive place for people to study, access information, and connect to the world.
The Food for School (FFS): The Food for School program (FFS) provides meals, tuition fees, books, and hygiene products for girls who are dropping out of school because of poverty. With the help of the FFS, many drop-outs have been able to go back and finish high school. Even better: thanks to the FFS initiative, several former drop-outs have made it to college. Some have graduated and now working.
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