Where there's a girl, there's a way
There are 67 million children that are not in school. More than half of these children are girls.
In Liberia, for instance, most girls drop out before they get to the sixth grade.
For girls in developing countries, going to school can be more than just an opportunity to be educated.
It can mean avoiding long work hours, staying healthy, and the possibility of getting a job that otherwise would not be possible.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Girls who receive an education marry later, have fewer children, and are more likely to seek healthcare for themselves and their children.
- Girls with secondary schooling are up to six times less likely to be married than those who have little or no schooling.
- The positive impact of girls’ education has been shown to transcend generations, resulting in better health outcomes among women, their children, and eventually, their grandchildren.