Girls educated in boarding school leads to fewer child marriages . . .
When girls attend boarding schools, they are fed at government expense, lightening the burden of poverty that causes parents to marry off their daughter.
Education helps girls handle climate change impacts .
Girls and women play an active and significant role in maintaining the survival of their families and communities in times of crisis and uncertainty.
With education, girls can add their voice, experience and solutions to assist their communities in times of drought or flooding. Educated girls are more likely to enact their future choices, find paid work and support their children’s education.
Girls education significantly lowers population growth With no reduction in child marriage, high fertility rates alone will raise the global number of women married as children to 1.2 billion by 2050.
* Our partner organization is Weston Turville Wells for Tanzania.