In this blog post, we will discuss how to upskill yourself and support girls’ education. Girls’ education is one of the most important investments we can make for a brighter future. When girls are given access to quality education, they have the opportunity to achieve their full potential and contribute to their communities and countries. There are many ways that you can help support girls’ education. One of the simplest way to get involved is to upskill yourself. While this might sound like a crazy idea, in this blog we will explain how it can be done.
Around the world, 132 million girls are out of school, including 34.3 million of primary school age, 30 million of lower-secondary school age, and 67.4 million of upper-secondary school age. The majority of these out-of-school girls live in developing countries, where one girl in four of primary school age is out of school, as are one-third of lower secondary school age girls and half of upper secondary school age girls. There are many factors that contribute to the problem of out-of-school girls. These include poverty, child marriage, conflict and insecurity, gender discrimination, and a lack of quality education.
Investing in girls’ education transforms communities, countries, and the entire world. When girls are educated, they:
- Are more likely to earn a higher wage and reinvest 90% of their income back into their families. Every extra year of a girl’s schooling can increase her earnings by up to 20%.
- Experience fewer health problems and have healthier children. When a girl receives seven years of education, she cuts her risk of dying during pregnancy or childbirth by two-thirds. Her children are also 50% more likely to survive past the age of five.
- Enjoy increased political and social participation. An educated girl is more likely to participate in decision-making at all levels, from her family to her community to her country.
- Help break the cycle of poverty and create a brighter future for themselves, their families, and their communities. When a girl in a developing country receives an education, she will be less likely to live in poverty as an adult. She will also have the opportunity to provide her children with a better future.
- Are less likely to marry young and have children while they are still children themselves. If a girl receives a secondary education, she is six times less likely to marry as a child.
- Build better futures for their children and generations to come. For example, if we ensure that all girls have a primary education, we could cut the number of pregnancies among teenage girls by two million each year.
- Are more likely to send their own children to school. By educating a girl, we not only provide her with the opportunity to create a better future for herself, but also for the next generation. An educated girl is more likely to send her own children to school and break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy.
- Help create more stable and peaceful societies. By educating girls, we can create more stable and peaceful societies. Research has shown that countries with higher rates of female education are less likely to experience conflict and are more likely to have a higher GDP. Investing in girls’ education is one of the most effective ways to create a brighter future for all of us. When girls are given the opportunity to get an education, they have the power to transform their lives, their families, and their communities.
Skillier is a professional training organisation that provides bespoke training and certification in a variety of domains, including Agile Management, Project Management, Finance, and Data Analysis. We are committed to helping individuals upskill themselves and improve their employability. We help professionals across industries and sectors develop new expertise through our best-in-class technology training. Our world class courses will help you get recognised and fuel your growth. We offer world-class training courses for professional certificates from leading organisations such as Scrum Alliance, Scrum.org, Axelios, Scaled Agile, and International Consortium for Agile.
In addition to our commitment to upskilling individuals, we are also committed to supporting girls’ education. We believe that every girl deserves the opportunity to get an education and reach her full potential. That is why we have partnered with charity organisations such as Pratham UK and United World Schools to support girls’ education in developing countries. Pratham UK is a charity that works to improve literacy and numeracy levels for children in India. United World Schools is a charity that works to provide quality education for children in marginalised communities. For every course we sell at Skillier we contribute towards girls’ education by supporting our charity partners. Powerful and Transformative, like education should be.
We truly believe a skilled and educated world is a better world. Everyone, no matter their circumstances, deserves to upskill through training and education. That’s why every course you purchase, enables us to improve, through education, life opportunities for some of the world’s poorest children living in remote and marginalized communities. Supporting girls’ education has never been so easy. All you need to do is invest in yourself, upskill, get certified with Skillier. We will do the rest.
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