Statistically, these girls are already bound for a dramatically improved life.
Our hope is to see 200 more children like Bhavani pick up a pen and paper this year!
The Bonakal girls proudly display their school uniforms, a sign of dignity in Indian society.
Rohitha can't wait to learn!
When girls like this learn, societies worldwide improve.
Teach your girls.
Empower the women!
Anthropologists, sociologists, economists, global health professionals and so many others are starting to agree that as women’s education goes, so goes society.
It’s probably not that simple, but it does not have to be complicated.
If you educate women, you:
- Empower women to make their own decisions in their lives regarding marriage and the number of children they will have, dramatically impacting small towns and villages that still make up so much of the world’s impoverished people.
- Provide women confidence to speak out against child marriage, a common and accepted reality of life in so many parts of the developing world.
- Directly help families with health and nutrition, which is closely linked with educational level.
- Increase the likelihood that women marry someone of similar or higher educational level, improving the family unit and future for the children.
- Improve the national economy as women’s education is statistically associated with economic growth and prosperity in countries that desperately need it.
- Give so many other opportunities to improve society when women have a say in their lives and the lives of their children...
There is a reason extremist groups often direct their attacks at girls’ schools.
Boko Haram expressly means “Western education is a sin.”
Next week we at Covenant Children’s Homes will be offering a chance for you to sponsor orphaned and abandoned Indian girls (and boys) in their pursuit of education, as well as proper nutrition and the spiritual growth that rounds out a holistic life.
If you've read this blog this far, you already care.
Now (next week) you can make a huge difference, and statement in the lives of young women and future families.
200 more CCH children are in need of education – can you help?