Girls' Education

Half of the world’s out-of-school children live in conflict-affected areas. Getting those children back to school can save their lives, their health – and their futures.

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Up until two months ago, 13-year-old Sangita Devi had never set foot in a school. She grew up in a household in India where she and her older sister assumed all of the responsibilities while her two brothers were in school.

Sangita's father died of cancer when her mother was six-months pregnant. Then, her sister married and her mother became ill with migraines and couldn't work.

The full burden of all the cooking and cleaning fell on young Sangita's shoulders. At one point she was alone in the kitchen making a meal for nearly 60 people.