Some Facts

 

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.

But:

 

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 1 million days of education by the end of 2020.

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.