Every day, girls face barriers to education caused by poverty, culture , and practices such as child marriage, poor infrastructure, violence and fragility. According to UNESCO estimates, 130 million girls between the age of 6 and 17 are out of school and 15 million girls of primary-school age—half of them in sub-Saharan Africa— will never enter a classroom.
At the individual level, better educated women enjoy better health, can better enter in the labor force, have higher earnings, participate in society, and make their own decisions for life which leads to more satisfaction and higher living standards.
Both quality of education and gender equality are two of the 17 United Nations sustainable development goals. According to research, educating girls is an investment that surpasses its individual effects and is essential for the future of our planet and our future as a species. Women´s education is directly linked to the poverty of a region, inequality in the community, control of population growth, climate, and peace among others.
We want to dedicate time, effort and money to increase the opportunities of girls who face barriers to education and want you to join us in this quest.
One of the main challenges faced by girls is the so called “period poverty”. Periods play a major role in the education of girls in many parts of the planet. In some cases, girls simply don’t have access to sanitary products; in others, they face discrimination and stigma during their periods; in others still, they don’t have educational resources to inform them about safe, sanitary hygiene practices.
UNICEF has estimated that roughly 1 in 10 girls in Africa miss school because of their periods each year. In India, it has been estimated that as many as 1 out of 5 girls drop out of school after they get their periods — and in some poorer regions that number is nearer 4 to 5.
Girls should be able to attend school during periods and, when in school, girls should feel safe and confident in order to pursue a full secondary education needed to participate in the labor market. We believe that direct donations of sanitary products have a strong impact on women which effects last a life long. Help us make school life easier for them.