Greatest Way to Fight Poverty in Asia: Girls Education
Across east Asia and the Pacific, 74.5 million women are illiterate. UNESCO said past research had found that each additional year of average schooling raises annual gross domestic product growth by 0.37 percent. An added year of school increases girls’ eventual wages by 10 percent, reduces the probability of infant mortality by 10 percent, and decreases female fertility rates by 10 percent.
Girls Education Stressed for Progress in Pakistan
‘Empowerment Through Girls Education in Contemporary Muslim Societies’ conference held on Tuesday, by Oxfam in collaboration with Pakistan Coalition for Education (PCE) and Dubai Cares, said that the future of the country depended on its ability to deliver education to the children, particularly girls. Read more here.
UNICEF-Supported Clubs Bring Girls Back to School in Africa
Girls’ Education Movement clubs are significantly improving the situation in the local community. The GEM club here helps to provide students with notebooks, pens and school uniforms. Part of the money is generated by the students themselves, who manage a garden and sell the crops. Read more here.