Empower Her With The Opportunity of Her Life
"You can judge a nation, and how successful it will be, based on how it treats its women and its girls." — President Barack Obama
" Around the world 62 million girls are not in school [131 million girls when adolescents and teens are included]. Millions more are fighting to stay there. As a girl grows older the fight to get an education becomes even harder. Her family must be able to afford and be willing to pay school fees. She risks long, dangerous walks to school. She may become pregnant or be forced to marry. And she often lacks access to healthcare and the support she needs to learn. From Nigeria to Pakistan, it’s time to Let Girls Learn."
WHY EDUCATE GIRLS
Education should not be a luxury. When a girl is educated, she is empowered to improve her life, which has a positive ripple effect on her health, family, community, and society. She is better able to escape the cycle of poverty by increasing her earnings, which means she is less likely to become a child bride, and more likely to resist domestic violence, reduces the probability of infant mortality, and educate her children.
Our mission is to change attitudes and behaviors regarding the value of girls’ lives through education.
Our goal is to provide a year of school to twenty thousand girls annually in West Africa, starting in Nigeria. Nigeria has 10.5 million out-of-school children, with 60% of these children being girls. This is reported to be the highest in the world.