A Journey to School

2/3 of the world’s illiterate population are women, and over half of the 75 million out-of-school children are girls. For every year beyond fourth grade that a woman attends school, the mortality rates of her children drop 10%.

There are many reasons why girls remain uneducated. The barriers preventing girls from going to school include violence, distance, poverty, child marriage, and discrimination.

Keeping a girl in school means that she's likely to marry later and have fewer, healthier children. With an education, a girl can lift her entire family and community out of poverty. History has proven time and again that an educated girl can change the world.

Read about different journeys to school girls face around the world:

Sylvia from Tanzania

Pramila from Nepal

Yié from Cameroon

Mohammed's wife, Rehana, from Pakistan

Maryuri from Peru