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Why Girls' Education?

Millions of girls are out of school worldwide because of culturally-embedded gender inequality and/or the consequences of extreme poverty and cultural tradition. Girls have a right to be in school and pursue a quality education in a safe setting.

In many cultures in developing economies, there are formidable barriers that block girls from fully participating in school, their local financial ecosystems, and their civil societies. They are traditions that steal a girl’s innocence and rob her of her dignity and basic human rights. Girls endure the dangers of high rates of sexual violence, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), and child marriage, and the indignities of bride prices and the status of second-class citizens. Often in traditional economies, girls are subject to a heavy burden of family chores that begins in early childhood — including daily treks, often at great personal risk, to collect firewood and water.

Our work intersects with four major areas of focus that demonstrate the importance and value of global girls' education.

In Their Own Words

GEC has helped transform a community through a partnership supporting the Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa (IHSA) in Kitenga, Tanzania, to build, open, and grow an exceptional school for girls. Today, over 200 girls are receiving a safe, high-quality education. Hear in their own words what this educational opportunity means to them.


The key to my future is to be kind and always be hopeful.

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I want to help people, especially girls. I want to be able to help them fulfill their dreams.

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I love to help and encourage people, especially when they need kind words.


When I grow up, I will listen, help, and raise poor children and feed their mind for a better and brighter future.


I want to help people by building an orphanage for children.


If I am empowered, I can change the world.

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I believe that education is the key to my success.

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