Educating a girl reduces poverty, diminishes hunger, and improves communities.
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Education is a catalyst for change, and the benefits of education – to girls, families, and communities – are clear and compelling. Finishing just one year of primary school can help raise a girl's future wages, and each additional year of schooling helps her and her family along the path to economic well-being. Education helps to break the cycle of poverty that affects one generation after another in the developing world. Educated girls are healthier and safer from personal violence, they have more economic options and more chances to make a stable living while reducing hunger and contributing to their nation's economy. They wait until they are older to marry, have fewer children, and their children are likely to be healthy and educated.
All children benefit from education, but girls are in particular need. Girls in developing nations have not been provided access to quality education; girls have less opportunity for social and economic advancement, less opportunity to hold wage-earning jobs, and less opportunity for public service. Uneducated girls are affected by cultural practices that limit their future options. Education is the key to lasting change.
Global awareness is growing, and now it is easier than ever to make a difference. Helping educate a girl is the fastest way to help reduce poverty, diminish hunger, and strengthen communities. Education changes lives, empowers families, and provides opportunity for a brighter future. Join us in the movement. You can make a difference.