education empowers girls to change the world.
Globally, there are more than 1.1 billion girls in the world today. They are part of a vibrant generation poised to take on the future.
Investing in their education frees them to reach for their dreams. It allows them to build better lives for themselves and contribute to the health, safety and prosperity of their families, communities and the world.
We know that investing in girls’ secondary education, not just primary, has benefits that change not only families and communities, but economies.
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There have been great strides made in primary education. But we need to make sure that education does not stop there for girls. Half of the world’s out-of-school children are girls and 32 million girls who should be in lower secondary school are not in school.
Eliminating school fees and offsetting indirect costs of girls’ schooling will help to increase enrollment and keep girls in school all over the world.
Every time you buy a Sakari product, you are participating in the solution as with every product sold we are donating 4% of our profits.
Together we can help provide every girl with the quality education she needs to succeed in life.