- Keeping girls out of school sentences them to a life of poverty and poor health;
- Women earn 10-20% more for every year of school completed;
- Children of educated mothers are 2x as likely to go to school;
- Children born to literate moms are 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5.
The reasons why girls do not attend school are numerous. Gender discrimination is one such obstacle that Laxmi is working to overcome. While part of the reason to send her to school is to make her marriage material, her family says they will postpone marriage as long as possible for her.
For years Laxmi's family made taking care of her younger siblings a priority for her, but have since changed their mind. With the support of CARE, Laxmi's school has helped her catch up to grade level and she will be soon joining the public school system.
CARE is working to remove the barriers to education that are keeping millions of children who are hungry to learn away from school.
Please take a moment to consider a gift as small as $24 to support girls education around the world. There are a wide range of gifts you can consider as you watch the children in your own life head off to their classroom every day.