In the world’s poorest regions,
girls are the most vulnerable.

Education empowers them to stand up to the biases of male-dominated societies and become confident, contributing members of their communities. Girls have incredible potential to make lasting change, if they are but given a chance.

The reasons to sponsor a girl’s
education are overwhelming:

Education is one of the most powerful tools of human trafficking prevention

Every year, 60 million girls ages 6-11 are out of school

Education gives girls the power to delay marriage and reduce birth rate

38% of girls in developing countries are child brides. One in seven marries before age 15.

Educated women have power to stand up against domestic violence.

150 million girls experience sexual abuse each year.

Each year of education raises a woman’s income by 10-20%. Women invest 90% of that income into their families. Men only invest 30-40%.

Just one additional year of education can reduce infant mortality by 5-10%. Educated mothers are 50% more likely to immunize their children than uneducated mothers.

Education saves lives.

In India, 1.2. million children are prostitutes.