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Getting Girls to School

13 Sep

Getting Girls to School

According to UN statistics from 2007, one out of three girls in Benin does not attend school and the literacy rate among women ages 15 to 24 continues to lag at 33.2%.

Study after study has documented the effects of female education on fertility rates, and thus girls’ education is crucial to fighting poverty and improving livelihoods.

I took this photo in a village in central Benin, near a farm where I was doing some volunteer work.

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