Right now, 130 million girls are out of school. You wouldn’t be where you are today without an education — and it’s in your power RIGHT NOW to help these girls get access to an education.
That’s why ONE is organizing people around the world to take action and urge world leaders to prioritize girls’ education. And author, activist, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is standing with us!
On Thursday, Jan. 12, she wrote:
“Education is everything — but in the poorest countries girls are denied it far more often than boys. If the number of girls who are out of school formed a country, it would be the tenth largest on the planet.
When girls receive an education, it opens up a life full of choice and opportunity. We must not squander the potential of 130 million girls to cure diseases, end wars, invent brilliant technology or revolutionize an industry — or to bring us closer to an equal world. Girls can’t afford to miss out on the opportunities that come with an education, and the world can’t afford to miss out on their great ideas.
As Malala has said, “One child, one book, and one pen can change the world.” We can all come together to ensure that every girl has a chance to go to school and receives a quality education once she’s there. That’s why I’ve signed my name to ONE’s campaign letter which will be delivered to world leaders on International Women’s Day this spring.”
Sheryl: Thanks for standing with ONE and with girls around the world!