Education begins on the mother's lap.
In every country, women's education is the most successful path out of poverty for women and their families. When you educate a woman, you educate her entire village. Women's education reduces rates of child marriages and lowers risk of death from preventable illnesses.
According to the UN, Nepal has an illiteracy rate of 56%. Additionally, Nepal is the only country on Earth where a woman's life expectancy is lower than a man's.
Since 2008, Bridges Between has supported women's education programs in Nepal. Asia America is proud to aid Bridges Between in their ongoing goal of supporting Nepali women and girls. Click below to learn more about Bridges Between and how you can help.