More than 132 million girls are out of school due to barriers—like danger and harassment walking to and from school, child marriage, early pregnancy, and restrictive cultural norms. However, at World Education, we work to #BuildUpGirls and believe that everyone should have access to a quality education.
World Education believes that education for girls and women is the single most effective way to improve the lives of individual families as well as to bring economic development to poor communities worldwide. Our programs help girls enroll and stay in school and help women gain access to or create new educational, financial, and social resources in their communities. In turn, these programs have a positive impact on some of the most profound issues of our time: population growth, HIV, peace and security, and the widening gap between the rich and poor.
A year of secondary education for girls is equal to a 25% increase in wages later in life.
Without an education, women are more likely to be employed in the informal sector, where they received lower wages and have fewer opportunities.
Girls with secondary schooling are 6 times more likely to postpone marriage until adulthood.