Girl’s education goes beyond getting girls into school. All these factors combined can help lift households, communities and nations out of poverty. Better educated women tend to be happy, healthier, participate more in the formal labor market, earn higher incomes, have fewer children, marry at a later age and enable better health care and education for their children, should they choose to become mothers.
Girl’s education is a strategic development priority. It is also about ensuring that girls learn and feel safe while in school; complete all levels of education with the skills to effectively compete in the competitive market, learn the socio-emotional and life skills necessary to navigate and adapt to a changing world; make decisions about their own lives and contribute to their communities and the world.