In conflict and crisis, girls are often the first to be pulled out of school, and the last to return. Girls facing conflict are 2.5 times more likely to be out of school than boys and girls are less likely to return following a ceasefire, thus making it more difficult to rebuild their lives and protect themselves against abuse.

Girls look at a National Geographic magazine, very likely the first book they've seen.
(Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, Uganda)

Since 2008 we have worked in partnership with Congolese refugees living in the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in Uganda and girls and women living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We form partnerships to provide education and business skills, believing the people living on the ground know what they need.  All our projects are requested.