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WHEN YOU EDUCATE A GIRL,
MORE THAN 130 MILLION GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD ARE DENIED AN EDUCATION
There are many things that will prevent a girl being educated. But when it comes down to it, the truth is
that millions of girls are denied an education, simply because they were born a girl.
BUT EDUCATION CHANGES EVERYTHING
Educating girls is the number one way to fight climate change,
to reduce poverty, and to create a fair and sustainable planet!
When a girl is educated, her health, status, income, and entire future changes for the better, and she’ll go on to educate her (smaller, healthier) family and community. The ripple effects are incredible – and best of all, everyone in her community will benefit! It’s hard to imagine, but a girl in Sierra Leone is more likely to be married before the age of 18 than she is to finish high school – and only 16% of girls ever complete high school. But when you educate a girl, her income will increase by 10–25% for every year she stays in school. She’ll get married when she chooses to, be able to think for herself, have control over her own income and break the cycle of poverty. The power of education creates immediate and long-lasting change!