The World Bank Just Made a Huge Investment in the Education of Girls Worldwide
"This Is For My Girls" is not just an anthem — it's a fact.
According to a World Bank study, for every year of education a girl in the developing world receives, her lifelong income increases by 18 percent.
And now the First Lady Michelle Obama just ushered in a major investment for the 62 million girls worldwide who do not have an education.
On Wednesday, the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced at a Let Girls Learn event that the cooperative would invest $2.5 billion over the course of five years in the education of girls worldwide.
"This increased funding will help provide countries, especially in regions like Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, with the tools to expand access to quality education so that all adolescent girls can go to school and reach their full potential," Kim said in a press release.
The First Lady followed the major announcement with an exciting call to action, urging policymakers and influencers to work toward the education of adolescent girls in every corner of the globe.
The investment is aimed at implementing education projects targeting adolescent girls in largely Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia; areas that the group says have the highest number of out-of-school girls.
We hope this investment will make a major difference for the 62 million girls who have the potential to transform and add value in our world for generations to come.
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