“Investing in girls’ education is the very best thing we can do, not just for our daughters and granddaughters, but for their families, their communities, and their countries.” - Michelle Obama
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The single best approach to improving the status of women in emerging economies is through education. Studies have shown that educated women are more likely to have smaller and healthier families, and higher wages. They are also more likely to marry later and educate their own children — ending the cycle of illiteracy in one generation.
Yet, girls are disadvantaged when it comes to education. Cultural bias, gender discrimination and safety concerns discourage girls from learning, and these pressures become more pronounced when girls reach secondary school.
For some families, the cost of a school uniform or safe transportation is prohibitive to sending their daughters to school. We provide need-based material support for school costs such as tuition fees, uniforms and exam preparation services so parents don’t have to make the choice between putting food on the table and investing in education.
Local women are hired as mentors and work with girls and their families to ensure that girls stay in school, participate in life skills activities, and navigate the challenges of adolescence with the ability and confidence to make their own life choices and voice their opinion.
We believe in impact with evidence, not just good intentions. That’s why we work with expert delivery partners, to make sure all our projects are making long lasting, systemic change.
Our girl’s education program is delivered in Nepal, India, Philippines and others with our delivery partner, Room To Read.