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Helping a girl go to school will help the world’s economy thrive

POSTED October 11, 2019

Helping a girl go to school will help the world’s economy thrive

Watch the video below to learn more about the impact of educating a girl on this International Day of the Girl Child

Girl School Ethiopia - On the Home-front

Educating a girl does more than help her (although that’s important); it also helps society thrive economically, and the video below from filmmaker and TV host Jason Silva explains what that means, as he celebrates this Day of the Girl Child.

“The cost of excluding girls is high,” explains Silva on the video. “In Uganda, for example, 85 percent of girls leave school early, resulting in $10 billion in lost potential earnings.”

At Children Believe, we break barriers keeping girls from accessing school, so they can develop knowledge, confidence and leadership skills to reach their dreams as adults.

Watch the video below to learn more about how education helps girls and the world around them. To help today, visit our gift catalogue and send a girl to school.

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ABOUT CHILDREN BELIEVE (formerly Christian Children's Fund of Canada):

Children Believe works globally to empower children to dream fearlessly, stand up for what they believe in — and be heard. For nearly 60 years, we’ve brought together brave young dreamers, caring supporters and partners, and unabashed idealists. Together, we’re driven by a common belief: creating access to education — inside and outside of classrooms — is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world.