How we're helping Girls
International Day of the Girl
Girls are amazing! And ADRA is committed to empowering girls and women through our work.
One of the biggest ways ADRA helps girls is through education.
Around the world, 132 million school-aged girls are not in school. Girls are often not in school because of factors outside of their control, a girls may not be in school because of:
Violence at school
Poor sanitation at school
Living in war zones
Their education is not as highly valued in their culture
Education is one of the biggest factors for someone’s future. This is why ADRA is helping families earn a better income, providing education for girls with disabilities and living in disaster zones, and encouraging inclusivity in schools!
We’re also empowering women who missed out on an opportunity for education.
Ravi (22) has spent most of her working life in a garment factory. She lives at home with her parents and two brothers. While Ravi, her brothers and father were out working long hours, her mother was looking after the family farm and taking care of any household chores, including cleaning, getting water and providing food for the family.
Ravi was involved in an ADRA project where she participated in a 5 month training course to become a seamstress. At the end of her training she received her very own sewing machine. She also participated in business and budgeting training designed to help her set up her own clothes-making business.
Ravi was able to leave her job in the garment factory and run her own business making clothes to sell at the market, as well as doing alterations and making school uniforms. Ravi now has the independence of her own business, she is able to work less hours, earn more income and expand her business through teaching others.
What Ravi is most excited about is that she is now able to help her mother with all the household chores. She has shared, “Life is better because [previously] I had to farm with my mother and go to work at the factory. Now I can live at home with my mother and help her. And I am happy.”
*Name and image have been changed to protect identity.