Plan International USA is a proud partner of The Girl Project, Glamour’s philanthropic initiative dedicated to unleashing the vast economic and social power of girls through education. Since the launch of The Girl Project in 2014, Glamour has invested in the Because I am a Girl movement, providing access and tools to girls around the world who aren’t getting a quality secondary education. Glamour and The Girl Project partners believe that all girls have the right to a quality, safe, formal education, and access to lifelong learning. There are currently 100 million girls in low and lower-middle income countries who cannot read a single sentence. Yet, evidence shows that for every year of education a girl completes, her future income increases by more than 10 percent. The Girl Project supports the little and big things girls need to finish their education – like books and tuition, safe passage to school, mentorship and confidence building programs. Educating girls benefits their families and communities, and strengthens whole countries and continents.