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...
In Malawi, 45% of adolescent girls with no education become pregnant, but with a secondary education, the number is reduced to 4%. Through the Community Score Card process, the community identified the need to create a Youth Club to tackle the issue of adolescent pregnancy.
"I want to learn, but it’s hard…”
Navigating adolescence is hard; the challenges that girls and boys face as they transition from childhood to adulthood are unique. Luckily, we know how to help make it a little easier.
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema in Rwanda
Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) sits down with CARE beneficiary Lucie Mukamama, a member of CARE’s Keeping Girls at School program, a girls’ mentorship program in Rwanda that teaches life skills, leadership training and important savings skills.
Making an Impact on Girl's Eduaction
First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver remarks at "The United State of Women Dinner" surrounding the commitments girls' education around the globe.
Complications in pregnancy and childbirth are a leading cause of death among adolescent girls in developing countries. With CARE's help, one community in Malawi formed a Youth Club to help adolescent girls learn about safe motherhood.
Overcoming the Barriers
Hunger, lower social status, chores, early marriage, school safety and sanitation are all barriers preventing a girl from receiving a proper education.
CARE implements gender-synchronized approaches: projects may begin with identifying and addressing the unique barriers that keep girls out of school, while at the same time working with boys and men to help identify and address such barriers. Other projects may engage both girls and boys from inception, to build equitable environments through which all students can learn, thrive and grow.
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In Haiti, healthier kids are learning more and have begun to imagine a brighter future.
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In Bangladesh, CARE stitches learning into the lives of kids & parents.
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Girls’ education is the single best investment we can make to fight poverty.
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CARE’s Experience from the Field
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The Real Story on the Life of Brender Mukamana
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Olima Wo Suka: The Sound of Progress
The Barrier of Affording School Uniforms
Many girls miss out on an education because they can’t afford the uniforms required to attend school.
The Barrier of Child Marriage
Girls are entering into early marriages at an alarming rate. They are often married early to alleviate their family’s financial burden, far before they are ready for marriage physically and mentally. Learn more by watching the video below.
The Barrier of Workload
CARE’s research studies identified that girls can have six times higher domestic workloads than boys their same age. As a result, girls often miss class and/or arrive late to school, missing critical learning hours.
The Barrier of Gender
Because girls generally have a lower social status than their brothers, their education is valued less. When resources are scarce, and there are both real and opportunity costs associated with going to school, many families opt to educate their boys over their girls.
The Barrier of Language
Girls can often be discouraged from attending school because classes may be taught in a different language than families use at home. This video documents the opportunities opened up for one girl through CARE's programs in Cambodia.
The Barrier of Violence
Safety remains a critical barrier for girls to attend school. If the journey to school and the school environment are not safe, parents will not enroll their daughters, and girls will not attend.
The Barrier of Conflict
Education can be a life-saving resource that reestablishes a vulnerable child’s sense of normalcy and builds self-esteem and hope for the future. Many experts consider education an essential humanitarian response to complex emergencies, closely following food, water and shelter.
CARE was featured in the The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof’s annual “gifts with meaning” guide for this year’s holiday season.
WASHINGTON (May 1, 2017) – CARE is deeply disappointed by the Trump Administration’s decision today to discontinue “Let Girls Learn,” a ground-breaking initiative...
Every girl forced out of the classroom is a girl we have failed. Ask your members of Congress to support the Education for All Act today!