Girls’ and Women’s Education

Girls' and Women's Education

An HIV-positive mother nourishes her community in Mozambique

Lurdes Langa, an HIV-positive mother in Manjangue, was growing concerned for the children in her community. As an active volunteer, she saw every day how vulnerable children needed a safe space for support in early childhood development, nutrition, and HIV. “Children in my community could reach age seven without significant physical, cognitive, emotional, and social […]

Girls' and Women's Education

Amelia, an HIV+ Caregiver of a Vulnerable Adolescent, Finds Her Feet Again

“If this project had not come to my neighborhood, I would have died by now. I got a second chance through their assistance. I am grateful because I have gained my life back.” – Amelia, World Education beneficiary Amelia’s first husband died of AIDS, leaving her with one child. She remarried, but her second husband […]

Girls' and Women's Education

Mothers fight for girls’ education in Benin

Mothers’ groups are creating systemic changes to education throughout Benin and improving the lives of countless children. Since 1994, World Education has been working in the Republic of Benin to improve education, especially for girls. World Education’s programs foster literacy and women’s empowerment in a country where the average adult has only 2.7 years of […]

Girls' and Women's Education

Back to School: Girls are Overcoming Barriers to Learning

It’s September and around the world, children are heading back to school. Yet in the developing world girls are often denied opportunities for education, due to barriers like danger and harassment from walking to and from school, teacher attendance, child marriage, early pregnancy, sanitation facilities, and restrictive cultural norms. World Education understands that women and […]