Around the world, girls face barriers to education that boys don’t. But when you educate a girl, you can break cycles of poverty in just one generation. Take a look at the surprising statistics that will not only inform you on the current status of girls’ education, but also illustrate the lasting impact education has on girls, families, communities, countries, and the world.
During September, TakePart highlighted inspiring teachers in high-poverty communities across the U.S. With your help, we supplied teachers and their students with math and reading books, musical instruments, and other essential tools that will help them succeed. This October, join Intel and 10x10act.org in celebrating the first ever International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2012. Beginning October 1, Intel celebrates the heroes making a real difference in girls’ education around the world.
Spread the word: Educating girls is smart, for all of us.
(Photo provided by 10x10act.org. Educate Girls, Change the World.)