Girls' Education

Help Her Learn

Every girl has the potential to change her world.

Keep Girls in the Picture

Without school, a girl’s future fades away. Learn about barriers to girls’ education with our video yearbook and stories.

One person. One gift. One world without poverty.

See how one gift can change a girl’s life and the lives of those around her. 

Eulalia's Journey to School

Every week, Eulalia, 9, travels from her remote mountaintop home to a village boarding school for children of alpaca shepherds. 

Meet Senna

In a gritty mountain village in the Peru's Puno province, Senna, 14, attends a high school supported by CARE. She shares her story in Girl Rising, a film by 10x10.

The Promise of Education

Education is more than just reading and arithmetic. When fully realized, it’s a promise that includes learning how to get along with others, coping with setbacks and discovering strengths. A decent education provides children the foundation they need to reach their full potential, and is a basic right that no child should be denied.

However, 57 million children around the world are out of school – and the majority of these young people are girls. A lack of education not only limits their ability to control their own lives, but also make positive contributions to the lives of others.

Girls are powerful for what they contribute in their youth and for their unlimited potential as mature women. Education is the route to this power, and girls' education provides perhaps the single highest return on investment in the developing world. That’s why we provide education and leadership opportunities for millions of girls, and help them gain the skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.


Share the facts about girls' education.

#StealTheseStats w/@CARE32 million girls are currently out of school.
#StealTheseStats w/@CAREA child of a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive to age 5.
#StealTheseStats w/@CAREA woman’s earnings will be 10-20% higher for every year of school completed.
#StealTheseStats w/@CAREChildren with educated mothers are 2x as likely to go to school.

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What does clean water have to do with school attendance?

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When CARE opened the first-ever girls’ school in Khail, Afghanistan, Malalai was forbidden to go.

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Girls who complete secondary school are six times less likely to marry as children.

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We create leaders

In Peru, girls went from leading no student activities to heading up 49% of them today.

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The Real Story on the Life of Brender Mukamana 

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See how sisters went from rag-pickers to schoolgirls with CARE’s help.


There is a dynamic movement building across the globe to empower girls and women in the fight against poverty.

Did You Know?

In rural Malawi, completing just a primary education is one of the most precious things anyone can achieve.

Latest story post

Up until two months ago, 13-year-old Sangita Devi had never set foot in a school.

Take Action

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!

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