There are few more powerful ways to transform a society than by giving girls the chance to go to school.
When girls are educated, they can become economically independent and choose the path their life will take. They can enrich their communities with their skills and their prosperity. And they can pass their knowledge onto their own children, creating a better future for the generations to come.
Yet today, 130 million girls will never get this chance – held back by gender-discrimination, poverty, early marriage and child labour.
At SOS, we want every girl to have the opportunity to succeed. We are helping families increase their incomes so they can fund their children’s educations, providing scholarships, textbooks, and study equipment for disadvantaged students, and addressing the root causes of child labour so girls can get the education they deserve.
By enabling access to education and training, and encouraging individual achievement, SOS Children’s Villages opens-up opportunities for some of the world’s most vulnerable children.
You can help girls fight for their rights and build themselves a brighter future by making a donation today.