Flexible Learning Programs Keep Girls in School in Bangladesh
In Bangladesh, family poverty and poor quality state education forces millions of children out of primary school. Girls in particular lose out as they are often the first to be called on to get a job or help their parents at home. But a new project of flexible learning centres is hoping to change this. Read more here!
Girls Education Reduces Poverty Level in Nigeria
The South-eastern part of Nigeria has recorded significant reduction in poverty levels, thanks to wide spread education of females across various communities.UNICEF’s Associate Director of Education, Susan Durston, said “the number of out-of-school children has decreased from 115 million to 67 million between 1999 and 2008, with notable increases in enrolment in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.” Read more here.
Women, Girls’ Education Crucial to Development
A woman is more likely to get a job and earn a higher wage if she has a basic education: one percentage point increase in female education raises the average level of GDP by 0.37 percentage points. Every additional year of primary school boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10-20 per cent, and an extra year of secondary school by 15 – 25 per cent. Read more here.