Almost 12 million girls in Sub-Saharan Africa may never get the chance to enroll in school. Help us change that by learning more.
Girl Up is working with the United Nations to make sure adolescent girls have access to quality education and complete schooling (from nursery school through high school). 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. Providing a girl with an education means that:
- She is healthier – an educated girl is more likely to seek healthcare, marry later and have fewer children.
- She is economically powerful – an educated girl will be earn more money, reinvest 80-90 percent of her wages back into her family and community and help break the cycle of poverty.
- She is poised to be a leader – an educated girl will be more involved in her community, more prepared for decision-making and more confident in her own abilities.
Join the Girl Up movement at GirlUp.org and help raise money and awareness so that all girls have the opportunity to get an education!