educating and empowering girls
mohioshi's story began from a man’s recognition of his privilege of being born male, understanding that his mother's lack of opportunities were due to her being born female. This fuelled a deep desire and social responsibility to change this! Together, they decided to form mohioshi.
This small organisation is committed to the empowerment through education of girls and womxn in rural Bangladesh, which attempts to bridge the large gap in achieving gender equality within society.
Being born female means you won't receive the same rights and opportunities as males in most parts of the world, especially when it comes to their education. Around the world there are 132 million girls out of school, including 34.3 million of primary school age, 30 million of lower-secondary school age, and 67.4 million of upper-secondary school age. This powerful gender makes up 50% of the population and it is being denied the basic right of education. Despite evidence demonstrating how central girls’ education is to development of society, gender disparities in education persist.
Statistics show us that by educating and therefor empowering girls, their life and the lives of those around them can dramatically change for the better, here are a few of them:
· Lifetime earnings of girls dramatically increase
· National growth rates rise
· Child marriage rates decline
· Child mortality rates fall
· Maternal mortality rates fall
· Builds prosperity for the entire country
· Girls in education increase
“The seeds of success in every nation on Earth are best planted in women and children.”
"One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world"