Why Educate a Girl? The Girl Effect!
Research shows that investing in girls and women is not only the right thing to do but it is a sound plan.
When you invest in girls and women, you improve not only her family and her community but indeed, over time, you transform her whole country making it a better, safer and more stable place to live.
When a girl is educated and is able to have economic means, she invests 90% of that income back into her family as compared to the 30% that occurs with boys and men.
Such a message resonates now more than ever given the current state of the global economy.
As she prospers so does her community. She is more respected as an educated woman, perhaps even as a business woman and is accordingly, better able to influence the decision making in her community; to speak to issues for the betterment of all.
When a girl receives seven or more years of education, she marries four years later and has 2.2 fewer children (UN Population Fund, State of the World Population 1990).
An educated young woman ensures that her children have better health care and they are more apt to attend school.
An extra year of primary schooling boosts her eventual wages by 10 to 20 percent.