Education for girls is an especially powerful force. The barriers that keep girls from attending school are often higher than for boys.

For every year a girl stays in school she'll increase her income by 10%. 

 

but it is more complex than educating girls alone

 

Don't get us wrong, educating girls is a priority. 66 million girls around the world are not in school and for many of them it is just because they were born a girl. Keeping girls in school provides life-changing benefits not just for individuals, but for the entire community. 

their mothers and brothers need us to care about them too.  

So we do.  Since 1982 we've cared for more than 15,000 girls, boys and mums in Kenya, Uganda, India and the Philippines.