Why is this important?
Not only does education benefit the person learning, but also the community in which they live. Education contributes to the economic stability of any given nation by increasing the income of the poor. Research has shown that no country has sustained consistent economic growth without a significant nation-wide literacy rate. In addition to economic stability, education promotes civil and international peace, as well as cultural tolerance and understanding.
The benefits of girls' education include:
So why is SAGE involved? SAGE seeks to create awareness of the importance of girls' education and the issues surrounding their education in target countries. With the help of SAGE, public and private sector institutions, leaders in all areas of life, including the religious, business and political sectors are used in promoting girls' education. SAGE recruits local communities' support to identify and overcome barriers for girls' schooling. In addition, knowledge about approaches to girls' education is improved through SAGE activities to better implement related policies, strategies, and programs. Through all these means, girls may receive an education, achieve equity, and help their nations develop.
Art by Nada Bouhabib
With education, girls can reach higher goals
The benefits of girls' education are discussed in the following article in the newsletter "News & Views" of the International Food Policy Research Institute's (IFPRI) 2020 Vision initiative. The Fruits of Girls’ Education, December 1999.
About SAGE | Activities | Benefits | Publications | Workshops