According to UNICEF, only 66 percent of countries have achieved gender parity in primary education. At the secondary level, the gap widens: 45 percent of countries have achieved gender parity in lower secondary education, and 25 percent in upper secondary education.
The reasons are many. Barriers to girls’ education – like poverty, child marriage, and gender-based violence – vary among countries and communities. Poor families often favor boys when investing in education.
In some places, schools do not meet the safety, hygiene, or sanitation needs of girls. In others, teaching practices are not gender-responsive and result in gender gaps in learning and skills development.
Investing in girls’ education transforms communities, countries, and the entire world. Girls who receive an education are less likely to marry young and more likely to lead healthy, productive lives. They earn higher incomes, participate in the decisions that most affect them, and build better futures for themselves and their families.
Girls’ education strengthens economies and reduces inequality. It contributes to more stable, resilient societies that give all individuals – including boys and men – the opportunity to fulfill their potential.
But education for girls is about more than access to school. It’s also about girls feeling safe in classrooms and supported in the subjects and careers they choose to pursue – including those in which they are often under-represented.
SHE 4 SHE EDUCATES (2021-2023)
We aim to enlighten as many members of the public on gender-based issues through education.
To support young girls with scholarships into colleges and universities
Create media campaigns on girls' rights to education in undeveloped countries
In partnership with schools, organise gender equality workshops across various states in Nigeria.
SHE 4 SHE MENTORS (2021-2023)
Providing young women with mentors that will support them, advise them and guide them in harnessing their gifts. Ranging from one-on-one tailored support to CV skills training to business planning, to personal development planning.
She 4 She aims to pair up young people with successful women as they guide them and teach them what it takes to be a successful woman in society. This is where we mold and harness their talents and provide them with the tools they need to thrive, dominate and conquer.
In addition to career pathway mentoring, the She 4 She Initiative will also provide access to mental health support and counseling.
SHE 4 SHE OUTREACH (2021-2023)
We aim to go to hospitals, orphanages, schools and villages. We aim to reach as many of those who need our help. We aim to run 4 outreach events a year as we positively impact the lives of the women in poverty and destitution. We plan to run workshops and build capacity in these women to believe in themselves and achieve their dreams.