The Cost and Effect of Education

The Cost and Effect of Education

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Fifteen-year-old Madalitso Mulando lives in Zambia, one of the world’s poorest countries, where school tuition is $150. When she found out that her family’s finances wouldn’t allow her to enroll in 10th grade, she was devastated – but proactive.

Using skills taught to her in a research-based negotiation learning program, she was able to compile the funds required to enter 10th grade!

World Bank research shows that if girls in developing countries like Zambia are able to complete high school, there’s a better chance they’ll earn more and their kids will go further. The choice of a teenage girl to finish school can have a socioeconomic impact across generations.

Read more about her story, and the stories of other incredible 15 year olds here!

 

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