Girls' Education

One student leader shows how education can open doors to her dreams

Sixteen-year-old Umu is an earnest young lady with bright dreams for her future. Though she faced both financial hardship and a 7.5-mile walk to school each day from her home in rural Mali, Umu ranked second academically in her class and has risen as a young student leader.

Naomi, Our Champion Mother

Naomi lives in central Malawi. Here we say women like Naomi are born with a "man’s heart." She overcame much adversity in her life and uses that horrible situation to inspire others around her.

Overcoming social barriers, she now helps to support herself & her family

In just six months, twenty-year-old Selina was able to change her life, showing that dedication can lead to dream fulfillment, despite mounting obstacles.

Never expecting to attend school, bright futures lie ahead for two sisters

Manjura, 7 and Mansura, 8 are sisters who live in the Shastri Park slum of Delhi, India, near the railway line. Their cottage is alongside a train track where many children have died or been injured.

With some determination, this empowered young woman helped inspire social change

What happens when girls and boys realize that they can promote changes in their communities and start believing in a brighter future through education? The end result is empowered youth who inspire social change. Isis is an adolescent girl who became a young leader in her community in Honduras.

Communities and Girl’s Education: The Sound of Progress

Learn how increased income meant educational opportunities for the children of one group of mothers.

Barriers to Education

Children are naturally hungry to learn, but face daunting barriers to attending school, especially girls. CARE works to address the roots of those impediments as a way to increase learning opportunities.

For a preschooler, her grandmother’s participation opened a door to education

Esperança Miguel Vilanculos is an eager 3-year old girl who attends preschool in Mozambique. She now lives with her maternal grandmother Rita as her parents are away, earning a living selling charcoal about 63 miles from the city of Vilankulo in the Chiruala community.

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