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.
The B Project
The B Project is based in the district of Sindhupalchok, one of the least developed districts of Nepal and has one of the highest rates of child sex-trafficking throughout the entire country. After the earthquake in Spring of 2015, many of the villages within Sinhupalchok were demolished and communities devastated by loss. Through our partnership with The B Project, each purchase provides girls with an education, through a multi-tierd approach providing uniforms, supplies, and training for the women who make the uniforms.
The B Project has developed a holistic approach that supports the essential right to education for girls and women, with a shared pursuit to end sex trafficking, child labor and the abuse of children’s rights. The B Project’s tailoring program employs women within the community, providing economic growth and job stability for these women, who in turn make the uniforms for the girls supported by Faircloth & Supply. This multi-generational, education-based approach is intended to revolutionize the way we approach women’s education and prevents social and economic exploitation.
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.