There are approximately 170 million children worldwide who are not enrolled in school. Of those children, 70 percent of them are girls. Equal access for females to education is crucial to ending global poverty. In order to ignite change, we have created an approach to building infrastructure within the communities we reach, to ensure education for girls in Nepal preventing sex-trafficking, child marriage’s, and children’s rights violations. Through your purchase, Faircloth + Supply provides access to education for girls in Nepal.
Globally, 65 million girls are denied the right to education. Of the 123 million young people between the ages of 15 and 24 who cannot read or write, 61% of them are women. When girls are provided access to a complete education, it not only benefits them. The impact can be seen for generations in their families, children, communities, and countries. When girls are denied an education there are higher rates of child marriage, early pregnancy, and sex trafficking. In Nepal, 41% of girls are married before the age of 18 and 10% are under the age of 15.
Education for girls spans much further than the individual. Through educating women and girls, their families, children, communities and countries can be greatly impacted. Education is a key component to job stability and income. A girl with an extra year of education can earn 20% more as an adult. Educated mothers are more than twice as likely to send their children to school, thus implementing an internal, multi-generational approach to educating girls. Our pursuit to provide equal access to education for girls, aims to prevent sex trafficking, child marriage, and children’s rights violations.
General Welfare Pratisthan (GWP), is a non-profit organization working in over 20 districts of Nepal and has reached over 500,000 beneficiaries through their outreach programs with women and children. The program focuses on income growth and stability, health improvement, education, and the environment. The program targets rural areas of Nepal with high incidents of sex-trafficking and significant school drop out rates for girls. Faircloth & Supply’s partnership with GWP ensures that girls are provided with the fundamental materials needed to attend school, such as, uniforms and school supplies.