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White House Initiative Pushes Benefits of Girls' Education

Romina Kola’s family moved from a village in Albania, where the closest school was two hours away, to the northern city of Shkodra so she could get an education.   “Many of my friends can’t attend school because of distance and poverty, she says.  “Schools are too far away from the village where we live.” Sixty-two million girls around the world are not in school.  Susan Markham, a Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment at the United States Agency...

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