Fact: 50 million girls around the world are NOT in Secondary Education but they SHOULD be.
Girls are forced into early marriage. Girls are forced into pregnancy. Girls are battling poverty. Girls are braving war. But girls want to go to school. An extra year of secondary school for girls can increase their earnings by an extra 10-20%.
Education leads to knowledge, strength, success, independence and most importantly empowerment. Therefore, my 22nd birthday is for the GIRLS. Help me raise (at least) $220 to stop this problem and help the 50 million girls aged 12-18 worldwide get the education they so rightly deserve.
"There is no tool for development more powerful than educating a woman" - Kofi Annan