Girls and women are foundational to the fabric of any healthy society. And yet all too often they face barriers to fully realizing their potential either as individuals or as members of their communities. By providing girls with educational opportunities, they are in a stronger position to achieve their goals and help in their community development.

Forgirlsake is passionate about supporting girls’ empowerment and promoting lasting, meaningful and positive change — change that can help to build healthier populations, thriving communities, sustainable economies, and most importantly, a more equitable and secure world.


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“Educating girls and giving them the tools to shape their own future has an incredible multiplier effect on economic growth. It leads to increased prosperity not just for individuals but for their communities and their societies. It provides returns for decades.”
— UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
Create Change Scholarship Program, Northern Ghana
Buhugu Secondary School, Uganda
“Girls are one of the most powerful forces for change in the world: When their rights are recognized, their needs are met, and their voices are heard, they drive positive change in their families, their communities, and the world.”
— United Nations Foundation President & CEO, Kathy Calvin
“We know that girls’ education is vital because educated girls become better mothers, have fewer, healthier children. Every additional year of schooling reduces the probability of child mortality by 5-10 per cent.”
— UNICEF’s Communication’s Specialist, Geoffrey Njoku
Sega School, Tanzania
Sega School, Tanzania