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Why does GRRO Support Girls’ Education?

Creating an environment where girls’ education is a valued priority is essential to improving conditions in developing countries. Educated women tend to be healthier, more able to contribute to the formal labor market, earn higher incomes, have fewer children, marry at a later age, and provide their children with increased access to healthcare and education. GRRO supports girls’ education through global surplus distribution programs, as well as waste disposal and recycling programs.

How does GRRO Support Girls’ Education?

A girl’s education goes beyond enrolling her in school. It also requires that the school is a safe environment, and that the girl’s education resources are equal to the education resources provided to boys. A environment conducive to a girl’s learning must also be equipped with comfortable desks, proper furniture for the teachers, mattresses in the case of boarding schools, and other essential education supplies. GRRO, along with its global partners, matches unwanted office/dorm/school surplus from US based organizations with impoverished schools throughout the world. Learn about our projects and recipients. As a member of the Wakefield Companies we are an approved FAC96 Massachusetts State Contractor.

Have questions? Read answers to common questions about surplus distribution, or call a GRRO consultant at (888) 248.6466.

How Does Girls’ Education Positively Impact Society?

Educating girls prepares them to become empowered women and mothers, which in turn empowers their male and female children. The end result is that education girls can lift households, communities and countries out of poverty.

How Many Girls Have Access to Education?

According to UNESCO estimates, 130 million girls between the age of 6 and 17 are out of school and 15 million girls of primary-school age—half of them in sub-Saharan Africa— will never enter a classroom.

Why Are Girls Denied Access to Education?

Given all the benefits of girls’ education, why are nations failing to educate their girls? Poverty. The number one reason a girl’s education is halted or never started is most often due to poverty. In an impoverished African area the education rate of girls may be as low as 4 percent, where-as in a more affluent African area the education rate of girls may be as high as 99 percent.