What I have learned is that education not only empowers girls but also helps us to build communities that are more peaceful, that are healthier and wealthier.
If you educate a woman, you educate a family, if you educate a girl, you educate the future.
Queen Rania of Jordan
Poverty is sexist.
More than 130 million girls are out of school
One of the best ways to fight poverty is educating girls. Here’s why…
1 - If 10 percent more adolescent girls attend school, a country’s GDP increases by an average of 3 percent.
2 - An extra year of secondary school for girls can increase their future earnings by 10-20%.
3 - A child whose mother can read is 50 percent more likely to live past age five.
Stats from USAID 2018