Help girls access a secondary education to lay the foundation for a lifetime of success and economic empowerment.
Out of the 700 million illiterate adults in the world, 2/3 are women. Unfortunately this is due to the difficulty girls in developing countries have of receiving an education past primary school. In many of these poor countries, families must pay for their child's schooling.
Helping a girl attain a secondary education makes a big difference for the student and her community. For each year of secondary education, a girl's future earnings increase by 15 to 25%. Furthermore, girls with a secondary education are healthier, delay childbearing, and enjoy greater equity within their marriages. Yet, as a direct result of cultural, social and economic barriers 63 million girls (31 million primary-aged girls and 32 million secondary-aged girls) are still not in school around our globe. GreaterGood is committed to reducing this number and we are committed not only to helping girls get to school but supporting them to complete secondary school.
To help families cover the costs of secondary education, GreaterGood's GROW program is providing funding for tuition, books, uniforms, and whatever is standing in the way for these girls in need, wherever they are.
You can help. Every bit helps keep a young girl in school.
GROW (Girls' Right to Opportunity Worldwide) in partnership with GreaterGood.org, Dream Weaver Foundation and Global Girlfriend 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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