130 million (or more) girls are out of school around the world according to UNESCO. When girls are out of school, they are even more vulnerable to child marriage, early pregnancy, unemployment, and violence. BRAVE helps girls complete their educations, despite the challenges of culture, crime, and costs. Click here to help a BRAVE girl stay in school.
GIRLS ARE THE KEY TO ENDING GLOBAL POVERTY
In Africa, there over 200 million young people between the ages of 15-24 and half of them are girls. Their potential is untapped. An educated girl is likely to increase her personal earning potential, improve her own and her family’s health, as well as reduce poverty in her community. Educated girls lead to an increase in female leaders, lower levels of population growth, and a better quality of life for all. BRAVE is committed to helping girls stay in school and become advocates for themselves and others.
GREATER ECONOMIC ROLE
Educated women are empowered to take a greater economic role in their families and communities, and they tend to reinvest 90% of what they earn into their families.
DROP IN CHILD MARRIAGE
If all girls had secondary education in sub-Saharan Africa and South and West Asia, child marriage would fall by 64%, from almost 2.9 million to just over 1 million.