Malala Fund is working for a world where every girl can learn and lead. Today, more than 130 million girls are out of school — 98 million of those are secondary school aged. The reasons they are denied an education vary among communities and countries. Many must flee their homes because of war and violence. Others are forced to leave the classroom and marry as young as 12 years old. For some, the price of school fees is more than their families can afford.
Yet educating girls is the solution to many of the world’s most pressing problems. An investment in girls’ education is an investment in economic growth, a healthier workforce, lasting peace and the future of our planet.
Malala Fund is working to see all girls in school by: Advocating — at local, national and international levels — for resources and policy changes needed to give all girls a secondary education. The girls we serve have high goals for themselves — and we have high expectations for leaders who can help them.
Malala Fund works in countries with the poorest rates of secondary education enrollment for girls, including Pakistan, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syrian refugee-host countries and India.