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Coming Together to Help African Girls Create a Brighter Future

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Alice Adja dropped out of school when she was 8 years old. Her parents could not afford to pay for her education and take care of her and her six siblings.

At age 11, they sent her to live with an aunt in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, where she had a string of odd jobs. Alice is now 21 and works as a housemaid for an Abidjan family. But she has other ideas for her future. She wants to run her own business. Be her own boss.

“One day, I will be a professional pastry chef,” said Alice. “I will have my own pastry store.”

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