HER Future in University

Mirka Martel
Head of Research, Evaluation and Learning

Young Women in Ethiopia Share Impact of IIE’s Higher Education Readiness Program in New Report

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HER Program Impact ReportThe Institute of International Education’s Higher Education Readiness program (HER) provides young women in secondary school from underserved communities with a pathway to university. HER provides 100 girls entering the 11th grade with scholarship support to help them complete their secondary education and equip them with the tools needed to continue on to university.

"HER Future in University" report follows the path of HER students who graduated in 2015 and are now pursuing university education. We follow HER students who entered free public university and also those who did not pass the prerequisite 12th grade exam. Amazingly, we found that the girls who did not pass the exam found other ways to pursue their academic goals!

Program Results
Ethiopian girls in secondary school

Program Results