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In sub Saharan Africa only one in four poor girls attends school.

In West Africa, some 16 million girls are not in school due to complex social, political, traditional and economical factors. Everything from marriage practices to disease to poverty to seasonal labour requirements contribute to this catastrophe. The result is devastating: only one in four poor African girls attends school.

Today’s young girls are tomorrow’s wives, mothers, caregivers, entrepreneurs and leaders.We believe women are the key to ending the cycle of poverty in Africa as girls’ education leads to Higher Incomes, Delayed Marriage and Fewer Children, Healthier Families, Reduced HIV/AIDS Risk and Less Poverty.

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