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The Girl Effect

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THE STORY:

Ever since I was a little girl, I have been fascinated by far away places. For as long as I can remember, it has been my dream to travel to Africa or India. As I started getting older, I started learning about the devastation in developing countries, and i no longer wanted to go to these places just to travel, I wanted to go to make a difference. I found this program last year for a project that I was doing for Amnesty International. This program really shows how much one person... or one girl can impact the lives of so many people.

Here are the facts -

This is what happens when girls get an education:
-When a girl in the developing world receives seven or more years of education, they marry four years later and have 2.2 fewer children.
-Educated women are more likely to educate their children.
-When girls and women earn income, they invest 90% into their families. (compared to 40% for a man)
-An extra year of primary school boosts a girl's future wages by10-20 percent.
-An extra year of secondary school boosts a girl's future wages by 15-25 percent.


Here's what happens when girls don't get an education:
-70% of the world's out-of-school youth are girls
-One in seven girls in the developing world marry before the age of 15.
-1/4 - 1/2 of the girls in the developing world have children before they are 18 years old.
-Pregnancy is the leading cause of death among girls ages 15-19 worldwide.
-75% of the HIV infected youth in Africa are girls.
-Without an ID, it makes it hard for girls in the developing world to know or prove their age. Therefore, she can't protect herself from child marriage, open a bank account, vote or get a job.

The world could be changed by a 12-year-old girl. All they need is a chance. Let's send some girls to school!

visit www.girleffect.org for more information

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    $30

  • Adrianne Wonnacott

    $20

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Nicole Towan

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Barbara Oliveira

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Laurel Schwartz

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Melissa F

Melissa F

DONATION: $10

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Adrianne Wonnacott

Adrianne Wonnacott

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Nicole Towan

Nicole Towan

DONATION: $30

6 years ago