Educating Girls Makes Them Healthy, Wealthy and Wise
Did you know that a child whose mother can read is 50% more likely to live past the age of 5? Or that over the past 40 years women’s education has prevented more than 4 million child deaths?
Last month for International Women’s Day we highlighted the importance of educating girls with a new infographic “Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Girls”. On World Health Day, let’s remember that educating girls has benefits not just for girls, but also for their families, communities and countries. With a quality education, girls can help improve their country’s social and economic well-being.
Over half of the 61 million children not in primary school are girls. The Global Partnership for Education works to ensure that more girls get into school and receive a quality education. Our 2012 Results for Learning Report shows that 68% of girls in GPE countries now finish primary school, compared to 56% in 2002 and 18 GPE partner countries now have as many girls as boys completing primary school.
In celebration of World Health Day, we ask you to please share these infographics with your friends, family and colleagues to remind them that educating girls makes them healthy, wealthy and is also a wise investment.