As the largest implementor of the Girl Effect programs, BRAC has seen evidence of the value that adolescent girls bring to the table when they are given access to education, livelihood training, financial literacy training and life skills development.
You can listen to the numbers:
Out of the world’s 130 million out-of-school youth, 70 percent are girls.
An extra year of school boosts girls’ eventual wages by up to 25 percent.
When a girl in the developing world receives seven or more years of education, she marries four years later and has 2.2 fewer children.
14 million girls in developing countries aged 15 to 19 give birth each year.
When women and girls earn income, they reinvest 90 percent of it into their families.