Send a child to school in India.
India has the largest number of child brides in the world. Nearly half of the women in India (47%) are married by the time they are 18. Child brides are more likely to be isolated, have high-risk pregnancies, contract a sexually transmitted infection, and be beaten at home. The vast majority of child brides never finish school, making it difficult to find gainful employment. Many of these girls feel trapped and powerless.
Getting an education is one of the most effective ways to delay early marriage. A girl who receives seven or more years of schooling is more likely to delay marriage by four years. To address this issue, GreaterGood.org's project GROW is partnering with organizations like Rippled Purpose. Rippled Purpose feeds and educates girls living in slums outside of the resort town of Goa, India. For these young girls, getting an education is their only chance at a better life.
You can help. Just $5 covers the tuition of a girl in school for a month.
GROW (Girls' Right to Opportunity Worldwide) in partnership with GreaterGood.org, Dream Weaver Foundation and The Literacy Site™ is dedicated to improving girls' wellbeing by supporting and monitoring innovative projects that identify and remove barriers to girls' education across the globe.
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