This book, which is based on a true story, shows how education can provide hope to children in the darkest of times. Nasreen has already faced tragedy at her young age: since her parents vanished, Nasreen hasn’t spoken a word, and her grandmother is desperate to find any way to help. She risks herself — and her granddaughter — by enrolling Nasreen in a secret school for girls, something utterly forbidden by the Taliban regime.
Education is extraordinary. It is the key that unlocks doors. Unleashes potential. Unlocks dreams. And when a girl is educated, not only is she given choices for her future and opportunities that can change her life – she can change the world.
Save the Children & Group on SDG4-Education 2030 published a new brief that reveals that 28 million girls in West and Central Africa have no access to education. It also outlines the various barriers leading to low participation, performance and completion rates for girls.
For all children, but especially for girls, education provide stability for today and opportunities for tomorrow. Learn more about the importance of female education and how you can help protect girls’ education rights.
Poverty is the most important factor that determines whether or not a girl can access education, according to the World Bank.
Every day, girls face barriers to education caused by poverty, cultural norms and practices, poor infrastructure, violence and fragility. Girls’ education is a strategic development priority for the World Bank.
On any given school day, over 1 billion children around the world head to class. More children and adolescents today are enrolled in pre-primary, primary and secondary education than ever before. Yet, for many of them, schooling does not lead to learning.
The right to education is universal and does not allow for any form of exclusion or discrimination. However, all countries face challenges guaranteeing equal opportunities for all in accessing education and within education systems.