February 6 marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), part of a global effort to end this long standing violation of human rights by 2030. We’d like to introduce you to Mariam — a courageous young secondary school student — to learn how she used skills and knowledge gained through our Waache […]
A year ago, life was very different for Regina Waye, a 19-year-old girl from Iogre in Nabdam, Northern Ghana. She had dropped out of school. With no literacy or numeracy skills, no vocation, and her visual impairment, there would be limited opportunities available for her. But now, things have changed. “I think I have benefited […]
Recognizing the importance of education, volunteers in Ghana are stepping in to meet the challenges of this difficult year to help girls keep learning. The Kanania community in Ghana does not have a formal school, so children must travel to another town for school. But because of COVID-19, many students have dropped out. World Education […]
The implications of COVID-19 for girls and women are undeniable. During this period, they are more likely to suffer gender-based violence and reduced access to health services. Among marginalized girls, girls with disabilities run an even higher risk of isolation, health and safety issues and barriers in accessing information and justice. The Strategic Approaches to […]
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.