MCC Celebrates International Day of the Girl Child

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    Students celebrate the reopening of Khidistavi Public School in Georgia. The school was rehabilitated as part of the country’s second MCC compact.

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    Tamar Menteshashvili, who received the highest score on Georgia’s national college entrance exam, attends an event welcoming incoming freshmen to SDSU-Georgia, where she plans to join the STEM program. MCC is supporting a partnership between SDSU and the Government of Georgia as part of the second MCC-Georgia Compact.

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    Public school students in Gori, Georgia, await the reopening of their school following its rehabilitation. The school building was rehabilitated as part of Georgia’s second MCC compact. The compact is rehabilitating dilapidated school facilities, upgrading utilities, and providing science laboratories and equipment for Georgian public schools.

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    Students present final projects to the Dean of San Diego State University (SDSU) Georgia and representatives of the Millennium Challenge Account-Georgia and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. The projects were the conclusion of a week-long orientation seminar for new students. The incoming SDSU-Georgia freshman class includes 130 students, 43 percent of whom are young women.

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    Sorya, second from right, attends a vocational training course in Morocco supported by MCC's Morocco Compact. Vocational training programs like these are helping young adults across Morocco gain marketable and sought-after skills that will help them get jobs and provide for their families.

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    A young girl attends math class at Kouka Primary School in Burkina Faso that received MCC compact funding as part of a project that improved girls' primary school enrollment through the construction of girl-friendly school environments. MCC has invested $41.9 million in Burkina Faso to increase girls’ primary school attendance and transition to secondary school.

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    Young girls stand outside an improved girls’ bathroom at Kouka Primary School in Burkina Faso. MCC’s Compact with Burkina Faso included projects designed to increase girls' primary school enrollment through the construction of girl-friendly school environments, which included separate bathrooms for girls and boys.

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    Fatimata, second from right, studies with friends in the courtyard of College Saint Marie de Tounouma, the secondary school they attend in Burkina Faso. She previously attended a primary school that received MCC funding to increase girls' primary school enrollment and she was the first girl from her family to attend school.

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    Schools constructed as part of MCC’s $16.9 million Niger Threshold Program, such as this one, were built using finished materials like concrete, and featured on-site housing for female teachers and separate bathrooms for girls and boys—all of which led to improved academic outcomes for girls. Learn more about how MCC’s investment in school infrastructure in Niger helped improve academic outcomes.

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    Young girls in a classroom in a Nigerien school that received MCC funding as part of a project under the Niger Threshold Program. According to a recent impact evaluation by Mathematica Policy Research, girls attending MCC-funded IMAGINE schools in Niger had higher enrollment rates, lower absenteeism rates, and higher math and French test scores than those in schools in comparison villages.

Great potential is lost when girls and young women don’t have access to a quality education. Poverty reduction and economic growth are possible when countries invest in educating their people. MCC’s education projects in partner countries like Georgia, Morocco, Burkina Faso and Niger allow girls and young women to get the foundational knowledge and skills that help them get better jobs and improve their livelihoods.

MCC works to maximize girls’ and women’s opportunities by improving access to education, training teachers, and supporting policy and institutional reforms that open the door to inclusive, high-quality education. MCC is proud to support the goals of Let Girls Learn through its work with partner countries.