To this 21 st Century, there are some areas in the world and America where young girls are
denied the chance to experience proper education. Education is one of the essential need for
every child regardless of gender or socioeconomic background. Depriving education to female
gender is a backward stride. As far as the agenda for sustainable development is concerned, no
one is supposed to be left behind, either female or male. There could be no target for the global
agenda for sustainable development without gender equality. Especially in the education sector,
more inclusive and equitable measures ought to be created to cover our young girls who are
deprived of the right to education (UNESCO, 2018).
Giving education to girls is one of the pivotal efforts toward societal development. As
indicated by an African proverb, “If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you
educate a woman you educate a family (nation)” (Suen, 2013, p. 61). The proverb is trying to
show the impact of educated women spread wide and wide compared to that of man. Therefore,
when a woman is educated, development becomes inevitable. However, gender imbalance and
inequality is experienced in education because of cultural prejudice, gender inequality,
educational stereotypes, and ill-motivated gender roles.
According to UNESCO (2018), most of the people in the world to the current century
trust that women are not supposed to be educated. Stereotypically, education is inclined to men.
Women are perceived to be family caregivers. These factors are influenced by gender inequality
as far as education and gender roles are concerned.
Therefore, to correct the current situation that does not support girl-child education, the
world should embrace gender equity and equality. Promotion of education across the genders
should be the aim of the society. As a result, mentorship programs for girl-child are critically
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important since they encourage community-based service initiatives that create social awareness
on the reduction of gender disparity in the education field (Suen, 2013).
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