Today we are celebrating International Day of the Girl Child. If she stays in school, remains healthy, and gains real world skills, she will marry later, have fewer but healthier children, and earn an income she will invest back into her family – breaking the cycle of poverty.
In Uganda, girls are grossly underrepresented in student populations. In contrast, about 50% of AAH students in our primary school and on AAH secondary school scholarships are girls. The quality education these young women receive is a building block to a brighter future for each of them. We are proud of these young women and the hope they bring to their community.