Girls in Developing Countries

How Do I Help Others Understand Why We Should Support Girls’ Education?

In helping others understand why we should support girls’ education, it’s essential first to instill the belief that all human life is valuable and every person deserves to thrive. The United Nations Universal Bill of Rights reads in part,

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”1

Likewise, Jesus said,

“‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”2

Our directive as Christians is to respond to God’s love by loving others.

Besides our calling as Christians, there is also the economic impact of facilitating girls education. Commitment2Change reports,

“When girls are educated, everyone wins, even entire nations. If educated, girls could contribute up to $30 trillion into the global economy. And if we don’t invest in girls’ futures now, the human costs—to every last one of us—could be even more staggering.”3

GFA provides a safe and effective means of helping girls get an education. Through its Child Sponsorship Program, generous people like you can support a girl who might otherwise not have a chance to even learn to read and write, let alone learn skills for good employment. A sponsor sends a gift of $35 a month, helping the program to provide community-wide solutions to children and their families like education support, nutritious food, medical care and clean water.

You can even begin a correspondence with a sponsored child and give encouragement and prayer through your letters to her. This is a way to instill in a girl how valuable she is and how worthy of love and care. You can reflect Christ’s love to her.

Child sponsorship makes possible a girl’s education in places where she is at risk to marry far too young or start working far too young. She may not know what it means to dream of a future without poverty. You can help start her dream today by being a sponsor.

Learn more about girls in developing countries

1 “Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” United Nations. Accessed March 11, 2022.
2 Matthew 22:37-40. NKJV
3 “Why Girls Education?” Commit2Change. Accessed March 11, 2022.