The Girl 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. The Girl Fund also helps girls who need sanctuary from child marriage or child trafficking, and it provides access to health and education for adolescent girls.
To fight poverty, invest in girls

 

Educate girls and change the world

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.

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.

 


If there were a silver bullet for ending the cycle of poverty, it would be to educate 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 by 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.

World’s Children has also created a pilot project called The Healthy Girl Initiative. The HGI provides access to health and education for adolescent girls in one orphanage. We plan to expand HGI as funding permits.