girls' education

How a Wedding Dress Company is Supporting Girls in Malawi

In the country of Malawi, there are many barriers to girls who want to get an education. Child marriage is all too common, and more than 46% of girls are married by the time they are 18*. 

HIV/AIDS, early pregnancy, and poverty are also significant obstacles. Many girls never even get to attend high school.

No Longer “A Go Wreck”: Massah’s Story

Massah explains that without education the Krio phrase “a go wreck” (meaning “becoming a wreck”) would have described her life. “I wouldn’t go further.” Massah says. “I would just stay there, ‘a go wreck’ there.”


Massah was just ten months old when rebels attacked her village in Sierra Leone. Her mother was ill when they fled into the bush, and she died shortly after.

Fighting for Girls' Education in Uganda

It doesn't matter if you are only seven years old. In many families in Uganda, if you are the oldest girl, you are in charge of caring for the younger children. Even when you're supposed to be in school. 

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