|One of the girls who graduated from |
Nyaka Primary School in Decemnber 2013
And I hope you don't stop there. I hope you choose to take a stand through your actions.
There is another enemy that threatens the lives and freedom of millions of children every day.
There are 130 million children in the world today who are out of school because of poverty. A shocking 70% of these children are girls. According to research done in Uganda through Unicef, "adolescent girls are more likely to drop out of school, marry young, and deal with sexual health issues," making them more at risk to continue in a cycle of poverty. Without parents to support and protect them, girls who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS are even more vulnerable to sexual exploitation and assault.
The benefits of investing in girls toward a community and its economy are dramatic. The Coalition for Adolescent girls reports that:
- Just by graduating from primary school, she is already ensuring that she will have more control over her major life decisions. When a girl in the developing world receives seven or more years of education, she marries four years later and has two fewer children. That's good for her, for her community's economy, and for global population control.
- Not surprisingly, girls who go to school earn more money. They are more likely than boys to reinvest their money into their family (up to 90%!), which ensures that their parents and children will be taken care of.
- Girls who go to school send their children to school, ensuring that future generations will have happy, successful lives.
|Nyaka students at school|
Thanks to YOUR partnership, we can face all of these problems together. YOU provide education, meals, sanitary napkins, and healthcare for girls every day so they can grow up and show the world what amazing things girls can do. YOU empower girls to believe in themselves, give them the knowledge they need to make good choices, and demonstrate every day that they are right where they belong: in school with a book in their hands.
If you aren't already a supporter, please join us. Together we can make sure that all of your children have all the tools they need to thrive.
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