By Ms. JD • October 13, 2010•Law School
Grateful for the educational opportunities we have had in the U.S., Ms. JD created the Global Education Fund to enable women in developing countries to pursue legal educations who otherwise would not have access to further education.
This year, the Ms. JD Global Education Fund has made it possible for two young Ugandan women to pursue their dreams of becoming lawyers by attending the law program at Makerere University in Uganda!
Joaninne Nanyange wants to become a human rights activist for women and children after she earns her law degree from Makerere University.
Monica Athieno wants to be a judge who ensures that suspects are treated fairly and that rule of law prevails in her country.
Over 45% of Ugandan women over the age of 25 have no schooling at all, and men are more than twice as likely as women in Uganda to have access to higher education. To put those numbers in context, over 99% of women over the age of 25 in the U.S. have had at least some schooling, and men are less than 1% more likely than women to have access to higher education.
Help Women Like Joaninne and Monica!
Funding the legal educations of women like Joaninne and Monica is not possible without your support. In the coming days and months Ms. JD will be encouraging readers to contribute to our organization's continued efforts to increase the representation of women in law. If you are interested in helping raise money for Ms. JD's work please let us know! All contributions are tax deductible (but please consult your tax advisor!). You can donate online, or you can mail checks made payable to Ms. JD to:
Sheila Forjuoh, CFO
3207 Jackson Street
Houston, TX 77004
Thank you for supporting the Ms. JD Global Education Fund and helping to make the hopes and dreams of aspiring future lawyers around the world a reality!