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 helps girls get their education
It started with a school uniform
Notsé, Togo, West Africa
Our program launched in 2017 in Notse, Togo, Africa, a place where girls spend an average of just 2 - 3 years in school.
We learned that the cost of a required school uniform was the largest barrier keeping girls out of school, but providing school uniforms was the second most cost-effective way to keep girls in school.
Our first year, we started by providing locally-made uniforms to 65 girls in Togo so they could attend school.
how our girls' education programs have grown
What started with school uniforms has evolved into a holistic girls' education program serving 1,180 girls annually in kindergarten through high school. Every girl now receives:
S H E uniform that grows
Reusable menstrual supplies
skills training and tutoring
year-round support from our local team
1,595 sponsorships provided