Opening windows of opportunity:

Egypt launched its National Girls' Education Initiative in 2003 with the goal of providing quality education to underprivileged girls living in remote rural areas who are deprived of educational opportunities due to geographic, social and economic realities and who have little opportunity for a better future.

Today, about 7,000 girls are getting their first opportunity for formal education in 201 one-room school buildings constructed by Springboard -- Educating the Future, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization, in collaboration with Egypt's National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) and the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development. The schools were built in communities identified by NCCM that have high rates of out-of-school girls.


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In Grateful Recognition of Raymond Plank, The Springboard Founder

11 Nov, 2018

The capacity of the individual is infinite. Limitations are largely of habit, convention, acceptance of things as they are, fear or lack of self-confidence.


Raymond Plank


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