The primary purpose of ELEVEate is to make secondary school education available to more youths, especially girls, in the Kaolack region of Senegal. ELEVEate aims to accomplish this goal through four initiatives.
Birth Certificate--Provide birth certificates for girls who are unregistered so they can attend secondary school.
Public School Supplies--Provide school supplies, including books, for girls attending public school in the Kaolack region of Senegal.
Kaolack Summer School for Girls (KSSG)--A summer school dedicated to preparing girls for the Secondary School Entrance Examination, and to assisting girls already in secondary school who desire additional help. KSSG is available to all girls in the Kaolack region in grades 6-11, at no charge, due to a grant from ELEVEate.
Summer School Supplies--Provide school supplies for girls attending the Kaolack Summer School for Girls.
ELEVEate also aims to advance the health and well-being of girls by empowering them with the knowledge needed to make decisions that promote physical and emotional well-being. ELEVEate supports a school-based public health education initiative to reach this goal.
Health Awareness and Promotion--Provide knowledge needed to promote the adoption of nutrition-rich diets and sound sanitation practices, and to reduce the prevalence of Malaria, water born parasites, and HIV/AIDS among girls and their families in the Kaolack region of Senegal.