BackSociety » Development » [Video] How Poverty Is Stopping Vietnamese Girls From Obtaining An Education

From doing chores around the house, running a ferry service to harvesting crops, for many young girls in Vietnam, bringing in income for the family trumps education. This video captures the reality of life for these girls who face many barriers in their quest to go to school.

The short film was produced by Plan International’s “Because I am a Girl” campaign, which aims to improve the lives of girls who suffer from illiteracy and a lack of access to education.

The organization works with girls, communities, traditional leaders, governments, global institutions and the private sector to address these educational shortcomings.

This is a global problem. 1 in 5 girls throughout the world are taken out of school due to poverty, brutality and gender discrimination, making it difficult for them to break the poverty cycle.

Check out their website for more information.

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