Up until two months ago, 13-year-old Sangita Devi had never set foot in a school.
In a gritty mountain village in the Peru's Puno province, Senna, 14, attends a high school supported by CARE. She shares her story in Girl Rising, a film by 10x10.
The Promise of Education
Education is more than just reading and arithmetic. When fully realized, it’s a promise that includes learning how to get along with others, coping with setbacks and discovering strengths. A decent education provides children the foundation they need to reach their full potential, and is a basic right that no child should be denied.
However, 57 million children around the world are out of school – and the majority of these young people are girls. A lack of education not only limits their ability to control their own lives, but also make positive contributions to the lives of others.
Girls are powerful for what they contribute in their youth and for their unlimited potential as mature women. Education is the route to this power, and girls' education provides perhaps the single highest return on investment in the developing world. That’s why we provide education and leadership opportunities for millions of girls, and help them gain the skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.
STEAL THESE STATS
Share the facts about girls' education.
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MAKE THE CONNECTION!
What does clean water have to do with school attendance?
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When CARE opened the first-ever girls’ school in Khail, Afghanistan, Malalai was forbidden to go.
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Girls who complete secondary school are six times less likely to marry as children.
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We create leaders
In Peru, girls went from leading no student activities to heading up 49% of them today.
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The Real Story on the Life of Brender Mukamana
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See how sisters went from rag-pickers to schoolgirls with CARE’s help.
Every girl forced out of the classroom is a girl we have failed. Ask your members of Congress to support the Education for All Act today!