After I posted my IWD post yesterday I discovered an awesome post on Huffington Post entitled ’50 Captivating images of girls going to school’ that struck a chord with me. Why is this important? Well because of these facts…
*Across the world 65 million girls are not in school.
*Of the 774 million people who are illiterate around the world, two-thirds are women.
*There are 33 million fewer girls in primary school than boys.
*Research shows that educating girls can save millions of lives of young girls around the world.
*If every woman around the globe had a primary and secondary education, child deaths would be cut in half, saving 3 million people.
*A girl with eight years of education is four times less likely to marry as a child.
*If a girl earned just one extra year of education, she can earn 20 percent more as an adult.
Pretty amazing huh? You can read the full article here (including details and photo credits) Below are a few of my favourite photos.