Generation Sage - Accessible Education For Every Girl
We’ve made the bold commitment to donate backpacks and school supplies to girls who are deprived of an education by the daily realities of poverty, violence and gender discrimination. Girls in our beneficiary classrooms receive this donation as part of a larger educational and empowerment initiative organized by our grass-root partners.
Globally 1 in 3 girls around the world are denied their right to an education by the daily realities of poverty, violence and discrimination.
Out of the world's 130 million out–of–school youth, 70% are girls.
When faced with an economically driven choice between sending sons or daughters to school, poor families will usually send their sons because of the perceived greater future economic security they will provide.
A girl’s usefulness as a caretaker, her worth as a bride, or her contribution through domestic or other labor can be deemed more valuable than an education.
An education allows our next generation of girls, 50 percent of
the world’s population to lead healthier, happier and more productive lives.
If girls access and remain in school, they are more likely to prevent child marriage, as marriage is repeatedly found to be one of the principal reasons for female dropout or exclusion from education.
Education empowers women and girls to demand their rights to health for themselves and their families.
Children whose mothers have completed basic education are 40% less likely to die in childhood.
Educated women are more likely to resist abuses such as domestic violence and discrimination at home, in society and at the workplace.
Education protects the next generation against female genital mutilation and cutting. Girls are less likely to undergo female genital cutting if mothers have gone to school.