Educate Girls—Change the World
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.
“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 girls stay in school by providing them with their special once-a-month needs—hygienic supplies, education and empowerment, added nutrition and medical care.
Educating girls can change the world, but first we need to make sure they don’t miss school for lack of the necessities!
“Large numbers of girls in many less economically developed countries drop out of school when they begin menstruating. This includes over 23% of girls in India.” —Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care.
“Worldwide, 131 million girls are out of school — and 100 million of those are girls of high school age. While there are many reasons for this, periods play a major role.” —UNESCO
To fight poverty, invest in girls
An investment in girls’ education yields the best return in the developing world. 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. 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.
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.
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.
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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.
Vocational Training for Women
You can support a young woman who needs vocational training to pursue her career. For example, vocational courses studied in 2020 were: banking, embroidery, tailoring and computers.
Four aspiring tailors received sewing machines in 2020.
“Greetings from Sony. Thanks a lot for your help and kind support. You stood in my parents’ place when I lost them. I will never forget you in my life. I have written my 10th standard examination.
Thank you so much for giving me tailoring machine. I will stitch in home and earn. It will be helpful for my life. While working only, I will continue my studies and I will take care of myself. I am ever grateful to your love and support.”
You can sponsor a college student or vocational student for just $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.
“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
When you see your student graduate from college, you will not only be proud of their achievement, you will feel that you have made a very worthwhile investment. Please join us in this joyful endeavor.GIVE THE GIFT OF EDUCATION