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)
Nelab, one of the street children sponsored by Trust in Education, has become first in her class! She is very hard working and intelligent. Nelab’s brother is mentally ill and needs regular treatment. Her mother washes the neighbors’ clothes to support her family. Nelab said, “If my father was alive, my family wouldn’t face such a situation. I wish one day, my brother would be fine.” Nelab is very thankful for the American school children that support her. Without their support, she couldn’t continue her education.