World Education is currently administering the AGSP in twelve countries of Region 1 West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Cape Verde, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal, and Togo. World Education also administered AGSP in Mauritania [1] from 2005 through 2009.

[1]Due to political unrest in Mauritania in 2009, Peace Corps suspended the program and pulled its Volunteers out of the country. Accordingly, the AGSP stopped activities and awaited further instruction from USAID. Peace Corps reported in the spring of 2010 that the Girls Mentoring Centers continued to operate on their own. Official instruction from USAID to discontinue the Program in Mauritania was received in November 2010.

World Education works through a network of local NGO partners, supported by United States and local government agencies, to select scholars, distribute scholarships and implement mentoring activities. To find out more information related to our country-specific programs, including who our partners are and what regions we are targeting, click on the country's name.

Note: The figures on the country profiles are based on year-end scholarship totals from the previous school year; therefore, the totals do not reflect the number of students we are currently serving.

AGSP scholars in new raincoats.