World Education is dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education, and economic and social development programs.

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Girls' and Women's Education

Women and girls in the developing world are often denied opportunities for education. Lack of education limits prospects, decreases family income, reduces health, puts women and girls at risk of trafficking and exploitation, and limits the economic advancement of entire countries.

World Education believes that education for girls and women is the single most effective way to improve the lives of individual families as well as to bring economic development to poor communities worldwide.
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World Education has a long history of successfully working with local partners to design, manage, and evaluate community-based initiatives to advance the conditions of girls and women. World Education's programs help girls enroll and stay in school and help women gain access to or create new educational, financial, and social resources in their communities. World Education is also committed to empowering girls and women to improve their own lives, the lives of their families, and the conditions in their communities. For parents—and especially mothers—this means creating conditions that ensure their daughters have equal access to basic education, are able to make informed decisions about their futures, and are able to protect themselves from trafficking, sexual exploitation, and HIV, for example.

Learn more about World Education's #BuildUpGirls campaign.

By improving educational opportunities for girls and women, World Education helps women develop skills that allow them to make decisions and influence community change. In turn, these programs have a positive impact on some of the most profound issues of our time: Population growth, HIV, peace and security, and the widening gap between the rich and poor.

When we #BuildUpGirls, we build up the world.

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Featured Projects

View details: Youth on the Move

Youth on the Move

Youth on the Move was World Education's regional safe migration initiative which worked in three countries in Asia: China, Nepal and Cambodia. The Initiative addressed the education and well-being needs of migrant and vulnerable youth.

View details: Girls' Improved Learning Outcomes (GILO)

Girls' Improved Learning Outcomes (GILO)

Girls' Improved Learning Outcomes (GILO) was a three-year project that aimed to increase the educational enrollment and achievement of girls in basic, primary, and preparatory schools in Egypt.

View details: Girls' Education and Community Participation (CAEF)

Girls' Education and Community Participation (CAEF)

The Girls’ Education and Community Participation project (CAEF in French) aims to increase girls' access to education through community participation, specifically by increasing women's participation and leadership.


Featured Resources



View details: On The Frontlines of Girls' Education

On The Frontlines of Girls' Education

When civil unrest erupted in Guinea, the ensuing strikes and curfews preempted school and work. Yet Mariama Koulibaly and her World Education colleagues forged ahead.

View details: Helping Girls in Need Gain an Education

Helping Girls in Need Gain an Education

Asonah Nma is a second grade student at the Vea Primary School in the Upper East region in Ghana. When she was younger, Asonah was stricken with polio which left her handicapped.

View details: Mothers' Associations Help Keep Girls in School

Mothers' Associations Help Keep Girls in School

In the district of Karimama, Benin, fathers often promise daughters—as young as five or six—as brides to men who are decades older.