Investing in girls’ education strengthens economies and reduces inequality. It contributes to a more stable, resilient society, which uplifts not only the individual, but also her family, community and the collective country.
More specifically, a young woman who has accessed education will have greater earning power, will participate in the decisions that most impact her, and will work to build a stronger future for herself and her family. She will often marry later and have fewer children, providing her with valuable time and margin to ensure a healthier future for herself and her family. Equally important, when a woman experiences the power of education she will prioritize education for her own children, helping to end the cycle of illiteracy in her family.