why educate girls


Knowledge is power – power that enables young girls to make educated decisions about their well-being and their bodies. Women who receive a secondary education are 3 times less likely to contract HIV/AIDS than girls who lose access to education after primary school. The most recent G20 Summit on girls and education reported that if all girls were to complete 12 years of school, child marriage would be reduced by 64%; pregnancies for girls 17 and under would be reduced by 60% in sub-Sarharan Africa alone.    The benefits don’t stop at just the girl. An educated girl transfers her knowledge to help create a healthier family. Women who complete a secondary education become advocates for their children. Their children are also less likely to die of treatable diseases – research suggests that child deaths would drop by 49% if all women completed a secondary education.

Knowledge is power – power that enables young girls to make educated decisions about their well-being and their bodies. Women who receive a secondary education are 3 times less likely to contract HIV/AIDS than girls who lose access to education after primary school. The most recent G20 Summit on girls and education reported that if all girls were to complete 12 years of school, child marriage would be reduced by 64%; pregnancies for girls 17 and under would be reduced by 60% in sub-Sarharan Africa alone.

The benefits don’t stop at just the girl. An educated girl transfers her knowledge to help create a healthier family. Women who complete a secondary education become advocates for their children. Their children are also less likely to die of treatable diseases – research suggests that child deaths would drop by 49% if all women completed a secondary education.

reduce poverty

It’s simple: higher education correlates to higher wages. Higher wages correlate to economic growth. But currently, only 46% of women are in the labor market, compared with over 76% of men. The reason behind this? Women across the globe lack access to education, and education has a substantial impact on job opportunities and prospect. As a result, global economies are stagnant. UNESCO and the 2017 G20 Summit reported if all girls completed secondary education, nations could add $92 billion to their economies.

It’s simple: higher education correlates to higher wages. Higher wages correlate to economic growth. But currently, only 46% of women are in the labor market, compared with over 76% of men. The reason behind this? Women across the globe lack access to education, and education has a substantial impact on job opportunities and prospect. As a result, global economies are stagnant. UNESCO and the 2017 G20 Summit reported if all girls completed secondary education, nations could add $92 billion to their economies.


more stable society

Education has a ripple effect in communities. It is the starting point for widespread change in communities; young, educated women become the new leaders and activists in the fight for equality. In Kenya, where childhood marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) are systemic problems, girls’ education is the most powerful tool behind a driving force for change. With the help of education, though, women are beginning to speak out against the act and help young girls avoid the same fate.

Education has a ripple effect in communities. It is the starting point for widespread change in communities; young, educated women become the new leaders and activists in the fight for equality. In Kenya, where childhood marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) are systemic problems, girls’ education is the most powerful tool behind a driving force for change. With the help of education, though, women are beginning to speak out against the act and help young girls avoid the same fate.


healthier & more educated families

An educated society is a more stable society. Educated populations are more likely to support and promote democracy over authoritarian forms of government. Educated populations are more tolerant of different cultures and opinions. Even further, the 2017 G20 Summit outlined that if certain countries doubled the percentage of students finishing secondary education, they would in turn halve the risk of political conflict in their nations. When you educate girls today, they become the leaders of our future.

An educated society is a more stable society. Educated populations are more likely to support and promote democracy over authoritarian forms of government. Educated populations are more tolerant of different cultures and opinions. Even further, the 2017 G20 Summit outlined that if certain countries doubled the percentage of students finishing secondary education, they would in turn halve the risk of political conflict in their nations. When you educate girls today, they become the leaders of our future.


develop community leaders & activists

 

stories from the girls


Joyce

Joyce is a 1st year student at Multimedia University, studying Communications.  

 

Naomi

Naomi is a 3rd year student at Moi University in Nairobi, studying Penology and Security. 

 

Mesret

Mesret is a 1st year student at Egerton University, studying Water and Environmental Engineering. 

 

Lilian 

Lilian is a 1st year student at Africa Nazarene University, studying Peace and Conflict Resolution. 

Euphrasia

Euphrasia is a 2nd year student at Multimedia University in Nairobi, studying Journalism. 

 

Mary

Mary is a 3rd year at University of Nairobi, studying Geospatial Engineering.

 

Lilian

Lilian is a 1st year student at Zetech University in Nairobi, Kenya, studying Hospitality and Tourism.