Tweet now to tell Norway to help get more girls in school
For people living in extreme poverty, access to education opens doors. According to UNESCO, every additional year of schooling increases a person’s earnings by 10%. And, a child whose mother can read is 50% more likely to live past age 5.
Despite this, 62 million adolescent girls around the world are not in school.
In 2015, the global community can unlock the power of millions of girls by sending them to school. Send a tweet to the Norwegian government, a historic leader on global education, and tell them to commit to new funding at the #GlobalCitizen Festival. Tweet now and be entered to win a pair of VIP tickets to the festival!
Last week in Norway, Prime Minister Erna Solberg hosted the Oslo Education Summit and announced a new financing commission for education chaired by Gordon Brown, former British Prime Minister. One of the goals of the Oslo Education Summit is to revitalize political will towards providing universal education to all children.
Just yesterday at the Girl Up Leadership Summit, First Lady Michelle Obama emphasized that the global community can unlock the power of millions of girls by sending them to school.
These incredible leaders understand that to see the end of extreme poverty, we need to ensure that every child can go to school for 12 full years. To make this happen, the globally community needs $39 billion annually to fill the funding gap.