There are 600 million adolescent girls in developing countries. Girls with little or no schooling are 6 times more likely to be married as children than those with secondary schooling.
- Population Reference Bureau
In 2013, Mira's Executive Director participated as a panelist at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business Women in Leadership Conference.
In 2009, Mira was a finalist in the Lien i3 Challenge for social innovation - top 1% of 648 applicants worldwide.
Over 150 million children in the developing world start school but do not complete four years; in Sub-Saharan Africa, only one in three who attend school complete a primary education.
- Center for Global Development