Sister Cities Girlchoir

The Girlchoir Movement in Philadelphia and Camden

Why Girls?

Girls are the most powerful force for change on the planet. 

A girl multiplies the impact of an investment made in her future by extending benefits to the world around her. 

THE GIRL EFFECT

Investing in girls is central to boosting community development, , and allowing girls, and then women to lead better, fairer and more productive lives. When a girl completes her education, learns healthy habits, and builds new skills, she is more likely to delay pregnancy until adulthood, have fewer and healthier children, and earn a higher income. When given the chance to grow into a woman and become an educated mother, an economic asset, an ambitious entrepreneur, or a prepared employee, she sets new preventative factors in place for the approaching generation of children in her family and community.

IF YOU CHANGE THE PROSPECTS OF AN ADOLESCENT GIRL ON A BIG ENOUGH SCALE, YOU WILL TRANSFORM SOCIETIES.

--Mark Lowcock, DfID permanent secretary