If there were a silver bullet to end the cycle of poverty, it would be to educate girls.
World’s Children not only cares for unwanted girls, we educate them.
Research shows that education is the key to ending poverty, especially for women and girls.
“Educational achievements of women can have ripple effects within the family and across generations. Investing in girls’ education is one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty.” –United Nations Population Fund
The Girl Fund
The Girl Fund helps vulnerable girls stay in school, receive a high school diploma, obtain vocational training or a college degree. In some cases, we use The Girl Fund to help girls who need sanctuary from child marriage or child trafficking.GIVE TO THE GIRL FUND
To fight poverty, invest in girls
When girls are educated, they delay marriage and childbearing, resulting in smaller, healthier families.
They also have more opportunities to generate income, which is then more likely to be invested in their families and communities to provide the same opportunities to more girls.
An investment in girls’ education yields the best return in the developing world.
For each additional year of primary school a girl attends, her future earnings increase 10-20%. And the return is even higher for secondary school – 15-25%.
Educating girls doesn’t just benefit families, it helps the economy. When educated women join the workforce, productivity goes up and GDP increases.GIVE TO THE GIRL FUND
College Scholarships for Young Women
With your help, a disadvantaged student can earn a college degree and rise out of the cycle of poverty.
You can sponsor a college student or vocational student for $50/month or you can give any amount to the World’s Children Scholarship Fund.
We award scholarships to both men and women but 90% of our scholarship students are impoverished young women like Nayana.
In 2017, 60 young women who were scholarship recipients graduated from college.GIVE THE GIFT OF EDUCATION
I am glad to say I have completed my course successfully without any debt. I will never forget you in my lifetime. Now I am a certified and qualified nurse, all the credit goes to you my dear sponsor. — Nayana, 2017 nursing graduate
Sravanthi received a master’s degree in Technology in 2016. She was first sponsored through WC in 2006. Sravanthi is part of a new wave of young women in science and technology paving the way for future generations.
Sravanthi was born to a very poor family in India. Her father is a farmer. Quite often uneducated parents in India take their daughters out of school. Luckily, Sravanthi’s parents valued education even though they had no means to provide it. Sravanthi’s sponsors helped her as a child and continued until she could complete both her bachelor of technology degree and her master’s degree in electrical engineering.READ MORE STORIES
Vocational Training for Women
World’s Children provides individual scholarships for vocational students pursuing training in computers, business, tailoring, and other programs.
Bharathi’s father died last year. She is currently enrolled in a Business Management vocational program paid by a World’s Children Scholarship. Her goal is to become a manager for an IT company.
“I want to complete this course so in the future I can help my mother and sisters.” – Bharathi