Did you know that worldwide, 62 million girls are out of school? That number is absolutely insane and unacceptable. Girls need school. Girls with 8 years of education are 4 times less likely to be married as a child. A girl with only one extra year of education can earn 20% more money as an adult.
And education doesn't only help the girls! It helps the countries as well. If India enrolled only 1% more girls in secondary school, their GDP would rise by $5.5 billion. (Crazy, right?) In general, if a country sends 10% more girls to school, their GDP increases by 3%.
Along with Schoola (an organization that sells second-hand clothing to raise money for schools), I am raising money for the Malala Fund (started by Malala Yousafzai, obviously).
Do you want to help me? (Please say yes. I would appreciate help). If you do, please send me new/new-ish clothing for women, children, and toddlers. If I fill this bag with clothes, I can raise $40+ for the Malala Fund to help girls everywhere get access to education.
If you do, I'll send you a thank you letter!
Together, we can help girls (and their countries) by sending them to school.
Girls need education. Countries need girls.
Statistics from Girl Rising and Girl Up.