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Girls in Education

16 August, 2021

Working to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 4 and 5: Quality Education and Gender Equality, girls around the world are still being denied the right to an education.  

This British Council and Economist Foundation activity will help pupils think about girls and education around the world. It will raise some interesting questions for pupils to explore, like:

  • Why is education important?
  • Why can't some girls go to school?
  • What might happen if girls got the same educational opportunities as boys?

Critical thinking skills include speaking, listening, problem solving and creativity. 

Download the free teaching resource here. It will help young people explore facts such as:

Malala Yousafzai, probably one of the most well-known girls who pushed back against being denied an education, is also featured in the resource. Malala is renowned for her story about how she became an education activist in Pakistan, to being educated at Oxford University, England, and is the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate. 

Her campaign for girls around the world continues through her work with the Malala Fund.


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