RTI International furthers commitment to improving education access through Let Girls Learn donation

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC— RTI International has made a donation to Peace Corps Let Girls Learn initiative's work to support education access for girls worldwide who currently are not in school. 

Today, 62 million girls worldwide do not attend school due to complex physical, cultural, and financial barriers to accessing education. Let Girls Learn launched in March 2015 by the President and First Lady to address the challenges preventing adolescent girls from attending or completing school. 

"We are proud to further our commitment to quality education by supporting the global effort to address girls' education through Let Girls Learn," said Aaron Williams, executive vice president of government relations and corporate communications at RTI. "Every girl deserves the support and tools needed to receive an education."

Let Girls Learn applies a holistic approach to support the whole girl by building on existing U.S. government investments and expertise. The initiative leverages public-private partnerships and encourages organizations and governments to commit resources to improve the quality of life for girls worldwide. 

Since the launch of Let Girls Learn, with the help of corporate partners and individual donors from all over the United States, Peace Corps has funded more than 100 Let Girls Learn projects in 21 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Central America. In addition, more than 800 Peace Corps volunteers have already received training to become catalysts for community-led change to improve girls' access to education and empowerment.

Currently, RTI experts are conducting rigorous studies to assess and help improve the quality of early childhood development through education programs around the world. RTI supports education development by using evidence-based approaches to strengthen education policy, management, and practice to achieve measurable improvement in education quality and, ultimately, learning outcomes.