The world’s future will be largely shaped by today’s girls and tomorrow’s women. A growing body of evidence indicates that girls’ well-being is critical to progress on a range of developmental outcomes: an educated girl is more likely to delay marriage and childbirth, enjoy greater income and productivity and raise fewer, healthier and better-educated children.1 Indeed, investments in girls’ education may go further than any other spending in global development.
Our plan is called PATHWAY TO EMPOWERMENT because it’s a journey forward, together.
School attendance goes up, students get healthier and governments pay attention
For many poor families, an education is a road to a happier future and the school a symbol of hope and expectation. But in the absence of such basic amenities as safe water for drinking, soap for washing hands and clean toilets, the school can become a place of embarrassment, shame and disgust – particularly for adolescent girls.
We demonstrate that building girls’ leadership skills and educating those around them leads to the empowerment of girls.