Girls’ education is heralded as one of the greatest opportunities of our time to tackle the biggest global challenges, including population growth and climate change. Yet millions of girls are denied an education because of poverty; the highest rates of exclusion are in sub-Saharan Africa. If we are to unlock the unparalleled returns from girls’ education for the benefit of humanity, the world needs a new solution, one that not only ensures millions more girls join school, but enables them to capitalize on their education and step forward as leaders. Our project, SISTER, creates post-school opportunities for young women linked to their leadership in supporting marginalized girls in school. The result is an ever-multiplying number of girls who join school, succeed and then lead change for the younger generation. Within 5 years, SISTER will support 5 million marginalized girls in secondary school, and open the gates to millions more.
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