Girls' Education

10/25/13

Sangita's Second Chance to Go to School

Up until two months ago, 13-year-old Sangita Devi had never set foot in a school. She grew up in a household in India where she and her older sister assumed all of the responsibilities while her two brothers were in school.

10/22/13

Norwegian Refugee Council – Education: A Lifeline in Emergencies

Half of the world’s out-of-school children live in conflict-affected areas. Getting those children back to school can save their lives, their health – and their futures.

10/16/13

Girl Most Likely To: Be a Healthcare Role Model

Water is essential to life. And yet it could have kept Susan out of school for good.

 

10/16/13

Girl Most Likely To: Need Your Help

In a country overwhelmed by refugee children, the schools had no room for her.

 

Hanan, age 8, lives in a Jordanian slum with her mother and four siblings.

10/16/13

Girl Most Likely To: Escape Her Fate

For a girl with untapped potential, child marriage could end her life before it starts.

 

Angie is 13 and lives in a one-bedroom house with her family in Honduras.

10/16/13

Girl Most Likely To: Cultivate Lasting Change

She just became the most educated person in her family.

 

Orphaned at age 13, Jenifer was raised by her aunts, whom she affectionately calls her “other mothers.” They’re subsistence farmers who live in a tiny mud-brick home with Jenifer and her sister.  

10/16/13

Girl Most Likely To: Teach Others to Speak Up

They expected her to stay home until she got married. She chose school instead.

 

As the oldest daughter of a poor family in a rural Indian farming community, Laxmi, age 12, was destined to do housework, watch after her four younger siblings and marry at age 14.

10/16/13

Girl Most Likely To: Be a Force for Change

This ‘burden’ said no to child marriage, and demanded an education instead.

 

It was all arranged, even the dowry.

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