Women's and Girls' Education

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An estimated 31 million girls of primary school age and 34 million girls of lower secondary school age were not enrolled in school in 2011.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, fewer than 5% of girls complete secondary school.

Some countries lose more than $1 billion per year by failing to educate girls to the same level as boys.

Two thirds of the world’s illiterate are women.

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Each stationery product we sell funds a specific number of education days for women and girls in the developing world. It’s our goal to fund 500,000 education days by the end of 2016.

One extra year of girls’ education can reduce infant mortality by 5–10%, and can reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and other preventable disease.

Providing a girl with one extra year of education beyond the average will boost her future wages by 20%.

A child born to an educated mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5.

Educated girls and empowered women improve the lives of their families, their communities and their countries.