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In the UK, 1.09 million young people are not in education, employment or training, 2013. (Office for National Statistics)
Young people who have completed primary education are less than half as likely to contract HIV as those with little or no schooling. (Center for Global Development)
Improve Life Expectance
A child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5. (UNESCO)
In 2011, there were 32 million more children out-of-school, of primary school age, than in 2000. (UNESCO).
Educated women are more likely to resist abuses such as domestic violence, traditions like female genital cutting, and discrimination at home, in society or the workplace. (Women Deliver)
Improve Economic Growth
If India enrolled 1% more girls in secondary school their GDP would rise by $5.5 billion. (CIA World Factbook) (Global Campaign for Education and RESULTS Education Fund)
Improve the Future
Evidence shows that, over the past four decades, the global increase in women's education has prevented more than four million child deaths. (Education First)
Hello from Malawi,
This is Maria Mkusa, guaranteed to be able to spend the next four years at school thanks to Our World Educational Trust supporters including the South East Shotokan Karate Academy who raised over £2,000 with a recent sponsored event). Enough to send Maria and Mary to school.