Importance of Education for Girls (Future (Employment (More than 70% of…
Importance of Education for Girls
More than 70% of people in Sierra Leone earn less than $2 a day.
Having an education can lead to a higher employment rate
For every year a girl is educated, their income increases by 10-20%
Without education, most girls have to sell their bodies to raise money for their family.
Educated girls are less likely to be domestically/sexually assaulted
Girls with 8 years of education are 4 times less likely to be married as young girls.
Every year of education decreases the chance of their child dying as an infant
Educated mothers are twice as likely to send their children to school
Mothers will invest up to 90% of their income towards their family.
Over 60 million young girls don't have an education
44% of girls in Sierra Leone are forced into marriage before they are 18
Almost half of girls in Sierra Leone can't read.