Girls' Education

1/17/18

A child is not a spouse

On a hot and sunny day 15 years ago, Baraka Ali and her daughter Ramatou had a conversation under the century-old Baobab tree in their yard in Tchadoua, a village in southeastern Niger. Ramatou had just been told to drop out of school and get married after she passed her primary school exam.

12/12/17

CARE Hosts Global Leaders Network Reception, Honors Girls’ Education in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Dec. 12, 2017) – The global poverty-fighting organization CARE will host a reception this evening in the nation’s capital to honor the progress made toward girls’ education in Afghanistan, where CARE has worked since 1961.

12/2/17

The New York Times: For the Holidays, Pull a Tooth or Save a Life

CARE was featured in the The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof’s annual “gifts with meaning” guide for this year’s holiday season.

11/3/17

Maryam Dreams of a Life Where She Attends School

When Maryam leaves her home in Yemen at 7 o’clock in the morning to fetch water, she waves at her friends who go to the school just next to her house. While walking for hours every day she dreams about one day becoming a teacher. Like 2 million children in Yemen she cannot go to school.

10/16/17

Signs of hope in war-torn Afghanistan

The barricaded compounds, innumerable security checks and corner-by-corner police presence are constant reminders of the violence that the people of Afghanistan live with every day. So it would be easy to grow pessimistic about the future of the country.

10/5/17

Scenes of life from the Tipping Point

A girl comes to a screeching halt on a motorbike. A trio of girls stand proudly with their schoolbooks. Two girls - friends and teammates - offer up a soccer ball for a game. These are scenes of everyday life as presented by the people living it in rural Nepal and Bangladesh.

5/1/17

CARE Calls on Administration to Reconsider Ending Let Girls Learn Initiative

WASHINGTON (May 1, 2017) – CARE is deeply disappointed by the Trump Administration’s decision today to discontinue “Let Girls Learn,” a ground-breaking initiative designed to tackle the barriers that keep 62 million girls – half of them adolescents – out of school.

3/15/17

CARE Honors Former President and CEO Dr. Helene D. Gayle at Signature Event in Washington, D.C.

Symposium will feature a star-studded lineup of speakers, interactive sessions and will be live-streamed from CARE Action’s Facebook page

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