Aileen Chung Grace Education Ministries, Niger, West Africa
Through GEM for Niger Aileen Chung will open the doors of Grace Academy, a Christian school for young Nigerienne girls, in October 2017. Niger has the world’s highest percentage of girls married off before the age of 15 which results in the highest number of women dying from childbirth due to fistula and other complications.
To save these girls from becoming child-brides, Aileen has been supporting their schooling with complete scholarships, including all textbooks, uniforms, and school supplies. Now she’s gathering the girls on scholarship from different regions of the country to a school she’s opening in Niamey with the vision of teaching them the Bible as well as computer skills.
Recent Joy to the World funds were used to remodel the rental building into a school. Funds received this year will go toward school supplies and ongoing operation costs including room and board. Please keep Grace Academy in your prayers! Thank you for your support!