The Global Partnership works to ensure that more girls enroll in school and receive a quality education.
Girls’ education is the second strategic objective of GPE for 2012-2015.
School girls at Elavanyo District
"All girls in GPE-endorsed countries to successfully complete primary school and go on to secondary school in a safe, supportive, learning environment."
Why we focus on girls
Educating girls has benefits not just for themselves but also for their families, communities and countries. With a quality education, girls can make informed choices, improving their country’s social and economic well-being by promoting the health and welfare of the next generation.
There is vast evidence suggesting that countries with better gender equality and less gender disparity in primary and secondary education are more likely to have higher economic growth. Some countries lose more than $1 billion a year by failing to educate girls to the same level as boys. An educated female population increases a country’s productivity and fuels economic growth.More educated women tend to be healthier, work and earn more income, have fewer children, and provide better health care and education to their children. Girls’ education literally saves millions of lives, according to UNICEF.
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