girls’ education

Woman showing girl how to brush her teeth using large model of teeth (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)

Bringing smiles and dental care to Djibouti

U.S. army soldiers are teaching children in Djibouti about nutrition and dental health. Learn more about the difference they are making.
Woman sitting in front of laptop computer (Courtesy photo)

TechWomen and TechGirls learn to succeed together

The State Department's TechWomen and TechGirls programs give participants the confidence and skills to pursue their STEM dreams and help others in turn.
Two people playing chess while seated as group of people stand and watch (© Album/Alamy)

Why is the game of chess on fire in America?

Thanks to a combination of a hit Netflix limited series and the pandemic, chess surged in popularity among Americans during the past year.
Two girls holding books while standing in front of library (Courtesy of Deyar Nasiri)

Teen sisters donate books that give voice to Muslim girls

Mena and Zena Nasiri started a nongovernmental organization to donate books featuring strong Muslim women to schools — and the movement quickly grew.
Kimberley Miner paddling kayak (Courtesy of IF/THEN® Collection)

Exploring science with a new generation of girls

In the past, there were very few women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs, but today women hold nearly 3 in 10 of those jobs.
Young girl gesturing onstage (© Rachel Murray/Getty Images)

Time honors Kid of the Year for tackling global challenges

One U.S. student is using science to tackle global problems, such as contaminated drinking water. Learn more about this Kid of the Year's innovations.
Young women watching jet of water propel ball in air (U.S. Embassy Estonia)

Equipping teenage girls to be scientists or engineers

What happens when 100 girls from five different countries come together for a science and technology camp? Teamwork, friendship and skills-building
Somalia schoolchildren sitting in a group (© Ismail Taxta/UNICEF-Somalia)

Somalia’s next generation of storytellers

Somalia has long been known for its poets and storytellers. Learn about a U.S.-backed program using oral traditions to help strengthen literacy there.
Illustration of woman at computer with coding type overlay (© Shutterstock)

Coding in Wyoming: Girls’ app helps feed the needy

High school girls in Wyoming are changing the game of coding for their school — and helping their community in the process.