Nepal’s brick industry employs an estimated 29,000 children working in hazardous conditions where dust and smoke permanently damage lungs and carrying excessive loads of bricks in searing heat damages their bodies for life. World Education Nepal’s Building Better Futures project educates brick workers, expands livelihood options, and provides access to financial services to break the cycle of exploitative labor.
Around the world, women and girls are held back every day—absent from school, married too early, and trapped in poverty—because of their gender. Going to (and staying in) school helps them overcome such circumstances.
When girls and women are empowered through education, they have the knowledge and skills to advocate for themselves and live healthier and more fulfilled lives. Here are 10 examples of how World Education empowers girls and women through education in communities worldwide.