A UNESCO report estimates that 1 in 10 girls in Sub-Saharan Africa misses school during their period. This can equal as much as 20% of the school year. Some girls drop out of school completely when they start menstruating.
Girls miss school because they lack sanitary products and face restrictive beliefs and attitudes, such as that they are unclean during their periods. The church often perpetuates these harmful ideas.
When Girls are Educated, Everything Changes
Educated girls have more resilience and confidence to shape their own lives and . . .
“The lift that comes from sending girls to school is stunning—for the girls, their families, and their communities. When you send a girl to school, the good deed never dies. It goes on for generations advancing every public good, from health to economic gain to gender equity and national prosperity.”
—Melinda Gates, The Moment of Lift
How You Can Help
CBE’s local ministry partners in Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe are breaking down barriers that keep girls from learning and achieving their dreams. Together with CBE, you can stand with them to:
CBE’s ministry partners help girls stay in school. Here’s how you can join them: