Around the world, millions of girls are missing from classrooms today.
From Afghanistan, to Kenya, to Haiti, girls are being denied their right to go to school – whether it's because of violence, poverty, or because they're not valued as highly as boys.
That’s why we’re asking for your help to let girls learn.
Without an education, girls are more likely to be forced into marriage and fall pregnant while still children themselves.
They are more likely to face violence in their lifetimes, and to stay trapped in a cycle of poverty.
But with an education, all of this can change. With an education, girls are able to transform their own futures and build a life free from poverty.
So would you set up a monthly donation and help make an incredible investment in girls’ education?
How your donation could help a girl to go to school
How ActionAid is helping to let girls learn
ActionAid runs a network of projects that support girls into schools, keep girls from dropping out of school, and help girls to catch up on learning they’ve missed.
We provide simple but effective solutions to ensure girls stay in school, like supplying girls with menstrual products so they don’t miss class – or drop out of school altogether – when they have their period.
And for those girls who’ve already missed out on their education, we run catch-up centres where girls can learn literacy and other life skills.
In Kenya alone, 5,000 girls aged 10-19 are attending one of 150 catch-up centres, opening the door to education and skills that let them take control of their futures.
Together, these solutions are supporting more and more girls to unlock their power, each and every day.
Please donate just £7 a month to help to let girls learn.
ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty.
Our dedicated local staff are changing the world with women and girls. We are ending violence and fighting poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want.
We operate in rural and urban communities across Asia, Africa and Latin America.
We're committed to ending the cycle of violence in communities around the world, enabling women's economic empowerment, and supporting women's and girls' rights during humanitarian crises.
13-year-old Happy, who dropped out of school but now attends an ActionAid-supported catch-up centre in Kenya. Esther Sweeney/ActionAid
Page updated 4 January 2022