Hillary Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State and Julia Gillard, former Australian Prime Minister announced a new partnership to enhance global education for girls. This program, CHARGE, (the Collaborative for Harnessing Ambition and Resources for Girls Education) has procured $600 million dollars that will go towards the education of 14 million girls.
When discussing the upcoming role of CHARGE, Gillard told TIME magazine:
“I think across the world, as we talk about women in developing countries, there’s been increasing recognition that empowering women and girls is a key change agent for development…[recent history has] powerfully remind us that in some parts of the world, getting an education is still a very dangerous thing for a girl.” (Dockterman)
With this in mind, CHARGE has set five goals to help girls with their education:
- To keep girls in school
- To ensure school safety and security
- To improve quality of learning for girls,
- To support transitions from and out of school and lastly,
- To support girls’ education as leaders and workers in developing countries.
With this program working to aid in the sustainable education for girls globally, the near future seems hopeful and prosperous.