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.
From a student
"When I heard I could attend this school for free, I felt like I was in a dark house and suddenly someone fired the candle and lit up my room." - Sakina
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