Girls’ Education

Girls wearing safety goggles sitting at lab table (Courtesy of MEDO)

Schoolgirls help build Africa’s first private satellite

South Africa is getting its first private satellite, thanks to an ambitious group of schoolgirls and the Meta Economic Development Organization.
Rocket launching (© NASA Images)

This might inspire you to find your own launch opportunities

If you are a budding scientist with an unsupportive counselor, “stick to your guns,” Sandra Cauffman says. “This is the 21st century!”
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Educating girls pays off in big ways [video]

What would happen if the 62 million girls worldwide had access to an education? #LetGirlsLearn wants to give them the chance to reach their full potential.

5 ways to keep girls in school

Educating girls increases developing countries' income growth and results in health and security payoffs for them and their families.

How far will her success ripple out to others?

Education is a key path to women's empowerment. When girls and women are able to go to school and learn, their families and societies benefit.

‘Let Girls Learn’ breaks down barriers to education

Let Girls Learn, an initiative involving the Peace Corps and local communities, aims to expand access to education for girls around the world.

Win-win: Educating girls helps everyone

If girls can't get an education, they are not the only ones losing out, first lady Michelle Obama said, announcing new U.S.-U.K. programs to help.

Can a hashtag change the world?

The hashtag #2030now received over 1.6 billion Twitter hits as people around the world followed the events at the 2015 Social Good Summit in New York City.

Can you read this? Consider yourself lucky.

One of every five people in the world cannot read or write, unable to accomplish daily tasks like completing a job application. What can you do to help?