Through that story, what I am picturing is the avatar of how girls from less developing countries are shun out of school even before the end of elementary school. I am showing that it is because of enscribed and ‘enshrined’ mentalities that girls pay more when they are raised to attract and get married to well-off men. Also, authorities find it difficult to intervene concerning access to quality education because the whole environment (school, home, church, social gatherings) is firmly pervaded by those mentalities. As such, only NGOs which work at the grassroots level with women and men who have become community role models can successfully address that challenge. By digging into the daily difficulties that the role models went through in their search for quality education, the NGOs are better equipped to develop and implement a model of empowerment for disadvantaged youths in general, and girls in particular. Better more, when the role models themselves start grassroots organizations, it is far more effective and empowering. Such an exemple is that of Hawaou Adamou, who, after getting out of child marriage, went on to launch an NGO called Association des Femmes Haoussa pour le Développement (AFHADEV). Under her leadership, the organization provides basic literacy activities to disadvantaged girls, namely : financial literacy, self-development, and educational outreach. The organization also helps girls obtain grants from global stakeholders, in order to start their own projects and become financially autonomous.