The Importance of Educating Girls / Women

Women make up 2/3 of the illiterate in the world.

So what difference would it make if all women had a  chance to get an education?

  • Female genital mutilation avoided
  • Decline in infant/children mortality rates
  • A child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5
  • With each year of schooling, a girl will significantly increase earning potential from 5%-15%
  • Women can stand up for their rights
  • There is less family violence
  • Family health improves significantly
  • Reduced HIV/AIDS Infection rate



If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a nation.

-African Proverb



Video Date: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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