Campaign (Global): More Girls Should Be Given Quality Education
According to UNESCO, of all the regions of the world, Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rates of education exclusion. Over one-fifth of children between the ages of 6 and 11 are out of school, followed by one-third of youth between the ages of 12 and 14. According to UIS data, almost 60% of youth between the ages of about 15 and 17 are not in school. Of this figure, girls are more disadvantaged than boys.
In that regard, we are advocating on behalf of girls worldwide. Why? Because quality education empowers girls to write their own future, enables them to contribute to their local communities, and ultimately, encourages them to become agents of change. Educating girls will not only impact their individual lives, but it will lessen poverty, grow economies, increase familial stability and, ultimately, transform our world.
Together, we can bring gender equality into the classroom and start building a brighter future for all girls.