• A Advocate
  • F Funder
  • I Implementer
  • R Researcher


Mission and Vision Who We Are CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people. Our Mission CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. Our Vision We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security. Our Focus We put women and girls in the center because we know that w cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. Our Values Transformation We believe in urgent action, innovation, and the necessity of transformation within the world and our own organization. Our Principles Independent of political, commercial, military, ethnic or religious objectives CARE promotes the protection of humanitarian space. We provide assistance on the basis of need, regardless of race, creed or nationality addressing the rights of vulnerable groups, particularly women and girls. CARE follows a set of Programming Principles in our emergency, rehabilitation and long-term development work. CARE's principles are aligned with those of many other humanitarian agencies, and include: Promote empowerment Work in partnership with others · Ensure accountability and promote responsibility Address discrimination Promote the non-violent resolution of conflicts Seek sustainable results Our Five Programme Outcome Areas Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change Resilience Humanitarian Response Right to a Life Free from Violence Sexual, Reproductive and Maternal Health and Rights Women's Economic Empowerment

Primary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Capacity building/Technical assistance
  • Program/Project Implementation

Secondary Functions

  • Funding
  • Networking/Convening
  • Research - other
  • Research - policy analysis
  • Research - project evaluation

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed


  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion


  • Early childhood development
  • Transition from school to work

Other skills

  • Financial literacy
  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Vocational training


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • School facilities
  • School quality
  • School violence
  • School-related gender-based violence
  • Teacher training


  • Civics education
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • STEM

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Empowerment
  • Other

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls’ education funders

Current girls' education partners

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Locations and contact information Back to Top



Headquarters location(s)

  • Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Country offices

  • Afghanistan
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bolivia, Plurinational State of
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Chad
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • India
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peru
  • Rwanda
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Viet Nam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


Katherine Begley
Senior Technical Advisor for Education, CARE USA

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Afghanistan
  • Cambodia
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Egypt
  • Haiti
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peru
  • Rwanda
  • Somalia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Projects Back to Top

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