Getting an education helps girls live better lives. It’s been shown that educating girls helps a country’s economy because educated girls get better jobs, earn more, help their families out of poverty and even create more jobs. Here’s what girls like you from around the world have to say about getting educated.
Danvi (18), from Bangladesh, says. “I’m one of millions of girls who’ve been helped by the Bangladesh Female Secondary School Assistance Programme. As the youngest of seven children, I didn’t think I could go to school – it was just too expensive. The programme helped pay my fees and I’ll finish school this year. They also helped build better schools and at my school, they’ve even provided separate bathrooms for boys and girls, which some schools in my area don’t have.”
“The Children’s Law of Liberia was signed into law in 2012,” says Miata (14). “The law is based on the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, which aims to protect all children and promote their right to education. Unlike my mother, I’ll now have the chance to have a good education. The law will also introduce free, compulsory primary education for all children.”
“I live in Mendoza, Argentina,” says Sofa (14). “Here, if you go to a government school, you can study all the way up to an undergraduate degree in university for free, so my parents don’t have to worry about whether they can afford to pay for me to finish school. Even if I don’t go to university, finishing my schooling is going to make a big difference in the kinds of jobs I can get.”
You too deserve and can get a good education.