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Transforming Girls’ Lives in Africa: Social Entrepreneurship and Education

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Most girls in Senegal do not finish school. For every 60,000 girls entering the first grade, roughly 200 succeed in completing high school. Half of these young women attend university, and ultimately only 20 women out of the 60,000 will obtain a graduate degree. The discrepancy between the education available to males and females has long-lasting implications for the health of society and the country’s economy.

Most girls in Senegal do not finish school. For every 60,000 girls entering the first grade, roughly 200 succeed in completing high school. Half of these young women attend university, and ultimately only 20 women out of the 60,000 will obtain a graduate degree. The discrepancy between the education available to males and females has long-lasting implications for the health of society and the country’s economy.



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