Usually this is more of a problem for girls than boys, with more than 28 million girls between the ages of six and 15 not in school. Those girls not going to school every day are more likely to be hurt, sex-trafficked, or married very young.
We’re working with parents and communities to build schools all children can learn in. This means making sure there are safe, private toilets for girls, and having sanitary products available at school for when they get their periods.
Learn more about our work in Africa.