Indian girls in poor rural communities are at significant risk of being married-off at 13, because “she is too much of a financial burden.” Teaching a girl to read opens future possibilities for her and her family. For example, when she can read, she can be employed in higher-paying jobs and contribute to the household income. If she marries later in life, she and her child are more likely to survive childbirth. That is the power of educating a girl. She Matters.
Education Can Protect a Young Girl’s Life