Girls' Education

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.

Dressing for Success in Bangladesh

CARE’s school management committees in Bangladesh stitch learning into the lives of kids and their parents.

Jean Gislene is Going Places

CARE-led food program brings economic empowerment to the table for local entrepreneurs

Prisca gives her Kids a Chance She Didn’t Get

In Tanzania, individual transformation leads to long-term community impact

CARE Knows How to link 467 Schools Together with an App

Zimbabwe is a country where barriers to education, especially for girls, is the norm, not the exception. Girls suffer from lower social status, poor sanitation in schools, risks of gender-based violence and can have their education ended by pregnancy.

Saved By Lunch

Good hygiene makes good sense — particularly in one Haitian community where 13 children in the Onde Latine School have died of cholera since it broke out in 2011.

Girls Most Likely to: Multiply What They’ve Learned

In 2003 the Highland Children’s Education Project started in Ratanakiri, Cambodia, opening the first community schools in six ethnic minority villages. Three of these villages were of the Kreung ethnic group and three were of the Tampuen ethnic group. 

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