Girls' Education

Educating girls is the key to breaking systems of poverty and inequality.

Yet, 130 million girls are not in school around the world, with a majority of them in sub-Saharan Africa.

How S H E is helping 1,500 girls get their education this year?

It starts with a school uniform... That grows

Notsé, Togo, West Africa

Our program launched in 2017 in Notse, Togo, Africa, a country where girls spend an average of just 2 - 3 years in school, and just 33% of girls go to junior high school. 

A required school uniform is the largest financial barrier keeping girls out of school in Togo and in many countries around the world.

 

To address this problem, S H E designed the world's only school uniform that grows so girls can wear their uniforms confidently for up to 3 years! Every girl receives a new school uniform as part of her sponsorship at S H E.

how our girls' education programs have grown

What started with school uniforms has evolved into a holistic girls' education program serving 1,500 girls annually in kindergarten through high school.  Every girl at S H E receives:

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S H E uniform that grows

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full-tuition scholarship

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school supplies

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Reusable menstrual supplies

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skills training and tutoring

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year-round support from our local team

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Where we work

Togo, Africa

Togo is a beautiful country known for its rich cultural history and entrepreneurial women. However, Togo is also one of the lowest ranking countries in the world for gender equality and human development. 

The average education level for girls in rural Togo is just 2 - 3 years, with only 33% of girls advancing to junior high school. 

Poverty remains the largest barrier to education for students in Togo. With roughly 69% of rural Togo living on less than $1.90 per day, poverty disproportionately affects girls living in rural communities.