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UMCOR Hotline 18 Mar 2008: DRC, USA, Mozambique

DRC: SUPPORTING GIRLS EDUCATION

Growing up without a parent, living in a single-headed household, displaced by war, physical disabilities and poverty are all factors preventing young girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo from receiving a good education. But through UMCOR's Girls' Scholarship Program, more than 2,000 girls have a chance for a brighter future.

UMCOR is providing tuition, school fees, uniforms, school supplies and materials to help them achieve the best education possible. A mentor will be assigned to the girls to ensure that they stay