Our Impact

Since our founding in 2004, 472 girls have been supported by REAL
(including the 165 currently in the program).

2,121

years of
education added
(beyond 5th grade).

95%

of REAL girls
have completed
the program.

82%

of REAL girls
continue on to
college or university.

*In Ethiopia Technical College refers to two or three years after the 10th grade in which students are trained in fields such as nursing, accounting, teaching, information technology, tourism.

When I was 13 years old, I was responsible for taking care of my family. It was hard to learn because I can’t pay my school fee in time and study due to work load. That was the worst moment of my life, but thanks to REAL I can pay my fees and fulfill what I need in order to keep my education and even help my family a little bit. REAL makes me a little shooting star—all my family believes on me. Now I am 5th year Mechanical Engineering student. as we know mechanical engineering field is not advisable for female students, but look at me I made it!"

Mahider

REAL participant, Burayu Kata, Ethiopia, started in 2006.