Education is the key that unlocks doors to #knowledge, understanding, #financial #independence and #future opportunity.
On #InternationalYouthDay2019 I’m pleased to contribute to the new OneGirl report ‘Mind Your Own Business’.
This year’s theme, ‘Transforming Education’, is aligned to Goal 4 of the 2030 @UnitedNations ‘Agenda for Sustainable Development’ which is to ensure relevant, “inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” youth across the planet.
In Australia, where access to education is a given, it’s easy to forget that more than 130 million girls around the world are not in school.
It’s also easy to overlook the fact that:
1. The longer a girl is in school the less likely she is to be married as a child.
2. For every year a girl stays in school, her income will increase by 10-25%
3. Each extra year of a mother’s education reduces the probability of infant mortality by 5% to 10%
4. Educated mothers pass on their education and are twice as likely to send their children to school.
I personally, and via our work @girledworld, whole-heartedly support @OneGirl in their incredible efforts to open access to #education for girls, so they can reach their full future potential.
Full report here https://lnkd.in/gdTfRGG! or see One Girl here.