Girls Rights to Education

By: Kennedy Berry , December 1st, 2014, P1

“Every action for change counts, no matter how small.” said Hannah Godefa, a teen activist. This is just and example, but girls are affected by not getting educated. Young women in Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Fiji are some of the places affected. When a girl gets educated its an opportunity for them to go to elementary school, middle school, high school, college, and finally they might be able to have a career. Girls are affected because they don’t get a chance to go to school or get educated to the level of a school boy, but teen activists are trying to adjust that.

Schools and Children

Most girls aren’t educated, girls in education resembles their life, schools are losing money, girls are everywhere, and children are not in school. It has been counted that nearly ⅔ children are out of school. Middle school income countries are losing approximately 90 billion dollars by the year because girls aren’t getting educated to the level of a boy, in addition, it stands that girls are half of the worlds population. 90% of girls reinvest, but only 30% - 40% of boys reinvest. One in three girls that are in the developing world are expoused before they are 18 years old, but girls that are educated are more likely to marry later and have less children.

Families Don't Except Girls in Education

Abounding countries do not except females in education. If a parent had a choice to send a girl or boy to school the parent/parents are most likely to choose the boy because families value a girl ability to work around the house. Girls have no equal access to education with males. By investing in girls you are investing in their future, their families future, and their countries future.


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Teen Activists Decide to Make a Difference

Teenage girls stand up and make a difference. What it a philanthro teen? A Philanthro teen is a girl who is motivated and inspires to make a difference. Tarahumara Indian girls in Mexico scarcely smile as they sell homemade baskets. Ms. Praveen Prasad it a tenn philanthro and was born in Fiji, her family was penniless but her family never used the word poor. Since her family didn’t have a lot of money, she was petrified her mom wouldn’t bring her five dollars for her to go to school because she really loved school even when she was ill, she never missed a day. Later on in her life Ms. Praveen Prasad earned her masters degree in Political Science and in International Relations, she has worked in over 17 countries in Africa. An example of a teen advisor is Annie Gersh is a 13 year old girl who goes to an all girls school with grades 7th through 12th in Marlborough. Annie was inspired by the Unite for Girls Tour she attended in San Francisco. Hannah Godefa wanted girls like her to have equal opportunities in education. She created a mobilisation project called Pencil Mountain. It delivered to over ½ million school resources to Ethiopian children. Teen activist, Ana Waqutbu Liganisulu, wanted to change the feeling that girls were told to sit quietly and listen to elders. She helped kids realize that their voice is important like their elders.

Girls not being able to got to school it an issue in different countries around the world. The worlds population it half girls, so ⅔ children don’t attend school. Girls access to education with boys lacks because families value a girl because they can work around the house. Hannah, Ana, Annie, and Ms.Praveen Prasad are philanthro teens because they want to make a difference. Remember, it doesn’t matter how big or small your change it to a problem it because every change counts.