Global education opportunities
Building on the groundbreaking work of each organization and their previous collaborations - launching the Hindi language version of Girl Rising in India in 2015, celebrating every day gender equality champions around the world through the Girl Rising Creative Challenge in 2018, and the production and distribution of Brave Girl Rising earlier this year- HP and Girl Rising are now scaling efforts to improve learning outcomes and gender attitudes for both boys and girls.
HP continues to advance education opportunities for women and girls around the world. Last month during UN General Assembly, HP Inc. and UN Women signed an agreement to advance education, entrepreneurship and digital learning for women and girls in five priority countries: Senegal, South Africa, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Morocco.
HP’s partnership with UN Women through two UN Women initiatives – Second Chance Education and African Girls Can Code – possesses immense potential to both scale and address the lack of investment in women and affording them access to opportunities for career work and economic growth.
Both India and Nigeria have rapidly growing populations of young people with extreme numbers of children not in school - 41 percent of the population in Nigeria is under the age of 16, with 10.5 million out of school and India has the world’s largest population of 10-24 year-olds, 47 million of which will drop out of school by the 10th grade. The burden on education in both countries is overwhelming and new, innovative solutions are vital to advancing change.