130 million girls between the age of 6 and 17 are currently out of school.

According to the World Bank, universal secondary education for girls could virtually eliminate child marriage.

Only 24 percent of females ages 14-19 attend secondary school in Tanzania, a number that is even lower in rural areas of the country.

23 girls under the age of 18 get married every minute around the world.

The Kitenga School for Girls currently has 100 girls enrolled and expects to grow to 140 girls by January 2020.

Every extra year of schooling beyond the average boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10-20 percent.

“One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” Activist Malala Yousafza

Only 4% of girls in rural areas of Tanzania complete secondary school.

Igniting social change.

GEC is working to create a gender equal world. And through this work, we are creating a future where all girls are getting the education they seek and deserve.

Fueling local changemakers.

By acting as a catalyst to locally driven, led, and owned initiatives, GEC provides essential support to equip girls with education and life skills to help them develop their own agency and realize their fullest potential.

Why girls education?

Too many children are out of school, both boys and girls. Systemic gender inequalities prevent millions of girls from receiving the education they seek, especially in underserved, rural areas of developing countries.

Join the Movement

Together, we can show the world that there’s nothing a girl can’t do.