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130 million girls between the ages of 6 and 17 are currently out of school.

According to the World Bank, universal secondary education for girls could virtually eliminate child marriage.

Only 24% of females ages 14-19 attend secondary school in Tanzania, a number that is even lower in rural areas of the country.

23 girls under the age of 18 get married every minute, around the world.

The Kitenga Girls Secondary School currently has 130 girls enrolled with hopes to double in size over the next couple of years.

Every extra year of schooling beyond the average boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10-20%.

“One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” — Activist Malala Yousafzai

Only 4% of girls in rural areas of Tanzania complete secondary school.

Igniting Social Change

GEC is working to create a gender-equal world. When half the population is excluded from the conversation, the negative impacts are damaging and far-reaching. Through our work, we are building a future where all girls are getting the education they seek and deserve — and entire communities will benefit.

Fueling Local Changemakers

By acting as a pivotal partner, ally, and catalyst for local initiatives, GEC provides essential support to these efforts to equip girls with education and life skills, helping them develop their own agency and realize their fullest potential.


Why Girls' Education?

Systemic gender inequality is a human-rights infraction that prevents millions of girls from receiving an education they seek. This barrier to education not only limits half the population, but also hinders the advancement of society, especially in underserved, rural areas in developing economies. Educating girls can break the cycle of generational poverty.

Join the Movement

Together, we can show the world that there’s nothing a girl can’t do.