Aug
15
2008

Currently I am working with a group of high school students near the jungle in Costa Rica. The majority of the students in the group are female and as we were going through a talk on injustice I felt compelled to talk to them about education. I see the potential in these girls to be able to do anything. They all come from fairly wealthy homes and have unlimited opportunities. I pray that these girls make choices in the area of education that will not just benefit them and their future, but that will benefit the future of others who don’t have the same opportunities. I pray that when young people are looking at schools and post secondary education that they would do it with God’s heart and His plans in the forefront, not just theirs.

Here are some stats on education worldwide among girls that I got from Susie Childers 30 days of Prayer for the Voiceless.
Definition: formal education is a conscious effort by human society to impart the skills and modes of thoughts considered essential for social functioning. link

-Of the world’s nearly one billion illiterate adults, two-thirds are women. link

-Two-thirds of the 130 million children worldwide who are not in school are girls. link

-Girls’ education may be the single most effective weapon in the prevention of HIV/AIDS. The infection rates are doubled among young people who do not finish primary school. link

-Education is a key economic asset for the individuals and for nations. Failure to educate girls and women perpetuates needless hunger.

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  1. julie says:

    miss you and costa rica!

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