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Our Work

Traditional approaches aren’t cutting it.

At this moment, nearly 120 million girls are out of school. Even more are in school but not learning.

That’s why Malala Fund is focused on accelerating progress — challenging systems, policies and practices so all girls can access 12 years of free, safe, quality education.

Our Investment To Date

In Malala Fund Programmes
Education Champions

Our approach is different.

We invest in the next generation of leaders.

Our Girl Programme gives girls the tools they need to advocate for education and equality in their communities and a platform for the world to hear their voices. By supporting youth activists, investing in local organisations and amplifying the voices of young women, Malala Fund is creating a world where girls have the agency to address the barriers standing in the way of their dreams.

We don’t talk down to girls. We listen.

The girls we serve have high goals for themselves — and we have high expectations for the leaders who can help them achieve their goals. Malala Fund created Assembly, a digital publication and newsletter, as a platform for girls to speak out about the issues holding them back.

Delivering tangible change in targeted geographies

In the next five years, Malala Fund will significantly increase our investment in our network of education advocates and expand in up to 10 new countries, at a rate of one to two countries per year.

We are realistic about the work ahead. We know there are no straight lines or overnight solutions to getting all girls in school and learning.

By 2025, we want to see a substantial increase in well-educated girls in the countries where we work, improved and better-financed education systems and communities that offer girls equal opportunities to learn and actively support their ambitions.

For more information about Malala Fund's goals and the details of our approach, read our strategic plan.

Commitment to accountability

Malala Fund holds leaders accountable for their commitments to girls — and we hold ourselves to the same standards. We regularly assess our impact, apply findings to future work and share our results.