AAIDO is actually in deep pain when seeing girls are not supporting to join their studies in South Sudan due to lack of support from their parents and across the globe. The immediate benefit and long-term impact of educating a girl is astonishing. Health improves. Economies grow. Societies are transformed. When girls are educated, their families, communities, and nations prosper. Educated girls are changing the world. Here’s why:
1. An educated girl can increase her income. A girl with an extra year of education can earn 30% more income as an adult. More income means better nutrition and healthcare for her family. Living conditions improve. Income can be the impetus to get out from under the grinding cycle of poverty into a life with choices and opportunities.
2. She marries later. An educated girl breaks the cultural pattern of girls marrying as children. Girls with higher levels of education are also less likely to have children at an early age. Marrying later means she won’t be a child herself when she becomes a mother.
3. An educated mother has fewer children. She has better knowledge about contraception as well as increased opportunities for employment. An educated mother provides better care of her children at home, thus increasing the value of her children’s human capital and reducing the need for more children World of Labor.
4. Educated mothers are less likely to die in childbirth. Educated women’s knowledge about health care contributes to reduced maternal mortality rates during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Increased education of girls also leads to more female health care providers to assist with prenatal medical care, labor and delivery, and follow-up care. Skilled care before, during, and after childbirth can save the lives of women and newborns. Her children are healthier. The single biggest factor in reducing the mortality rate among children under five is more education for women. A literate mother has a 50% higher chance of her child surviving past the age. More education helps women make better decisions about prenatal care, basic hygiene, nutrition, and immunization, all of which contribute to healthier children in South Sudan.