Education for girls

Education in Somalia

In many parts of the world, children are denied the right to an education – with nearly 250 million children out of school across the globe. In countries affected by conflict, girls are 2.5 times more likely to be out of school than boys.

Being out of school can have devastating consequences for young girls, severely limiting their opportunities and putting them at much higher risk of child labour, early marriage and gender-based violence.

What is CARE doing to improve access to education?

CARE believes that every child has the right to a quality education, and every government has a responsibility to educate all children.

We bring together communities, schools, governments, and other partners to create sustainable solutions so that marginalised children, especially girls, can stay in school, succeed academically, complete their education, and obtain dignified work.

We address the barriers that prevent girls from going to school, including reliance on girls for household chores, early marriage, safety and security, lack of sanitation facilities and discriminatory attitudes and social norms.

Girls' education in Somalia: AGES project

In Somalia, CARE is aiming to support over 80,000 girls to access, and stay, in school.

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Girls' education in Somalia

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