Celebrating the Girl Child
October 11, 2012
Today we are celebrating International Day of the Girl Child. If she stays in school, remains healthy, and gains real-world skills, she will marry later, have fewer but healthier children, and earn an income she will invest back into her family – breaking the cycle of poverty.
In Uganda, girls are grossly underrepresented in student populations. In contrast, about 50% of REACH students in our primary school and on REACH secondary school scholarships are girls. The quality education these young women receive is a building block to a brighter future for each of them. We are proud of these young women and the hope they bring to their community.
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