How We Are Making A Difference The Cost of Not Educating Girls

Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody. – Jane Austen
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a girl in hope of a successful future must be in want of an education. And the statistics from The World Bank’s Missed Opportunities: The High Cost of Not Educating Girls back it up. The value of an education is indisputable – and the more education a woman receives, the stronger her earning power and the more options she has for her and her family’s future. It is facts like these that inspire the programs of Head First Development.
Hope Academy is a two-year Clinical Nursing Assistant vocation training program for at-risk disadvantaged girls. After completing the course, students are accredited to work in either clinical or home-health settings, earning a quality wage and breaking the cycles of poverty.
In partnership with the Indian government, Hope House is a boarding school and vocational training program that strives to be a world-class education enterprise that addresses professional skill gaps and creates sustainable livelihoods. Residents will leave Hope House confident in their ability to earn their own income and manage their futures.
The Calcutta Mercy Hospital School of Nursing provides quality education to young women with a three-year program in General Nursing and Midwifery. 80% of graduates work in the private sector, 10% are employed by Indian government institutions and 5-10% pursue graduate studies in nursing. Alumnae serve in hospitals around the world. The life opportunities for these professional women are boundless.
Head First Development’s mission is for girls to move from wishes to hopes to expectations of a bright future. Today, on the International Day of the Girl, we are celebrating girls everywhere and believing with them for change. 


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