GEC has just helped open an extraordinary school for impoverished and marginalized girls in rural Tanzania. Today, there are 59 girls safely learning, thriving, and heading towards their dreams. With your help, there can be many more.
What is GEC?
Girls Education Collaborative (GEC), a Buffalo-based nonprofit, works to equip girls in developing countries to transcend their circumstances, realize their fullest potential and become catalysts for change. GEC supports education-centered, community-driven initiatives in underserved rural areas of developing countries, bringing resources, expertise and thought partners to help communities realize the vision they have for their future.
Learn more at: girlsedcollaborative.org
More than 120 million girls are currently not in school.
Every day, more than 41,000 girls marry before the age of 18.
It is estimated that 3 million women and girls are forced to undergo FGM (female genital mutilation) every year.
But, with Education...
12 years of education for every girl would result in a 64% drop in child marriage.
12 years of education for every girl would cause frequency of early birth to drop by 59%
12 years of education for every girl would cause the frequency of child deaths to decrease by 49%.
- An extra year of secondary school for a girl can increase her lifetime earnings by 15-25% 25%
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