The Girl Effect: Why Trust in Education invests in girls…Oct. 4, 2011

As “The Girl Effect” so aptly describes, educating girls makes a big difference to society in the long run:

* When a girl in the developing world receives seven or more years of education, she marries four years later and has 2.2 fewer children.

* An extra year of primary school boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10 to 20 percent. An extra year of secondary school: 15 to 25 percent.

* A higher level of schooling among mothers leads to  better infant and child health.

Trust in Education is all about giving the girls (and boys) in Afghanistan a chance. 



TIE Video made by Marie McCoy-Thompson, age 17
(Girl Scout Gold Award project)






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