When You Educate a Girl, You Educate a Nation


When You Educate a Girl, You Educate a Nation

By Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (D-Fla.)
As I write this, I am preparing to travel with my colleagues to Nigeria, where I will have the honor of meeting some of the Chibok girls who were released after two waves of negotiations between Boko Haram and Nigerian government officials. It is my fourth trip to Nigeria since April 14, 2014, when the terrorist group shocked the world by abducting nearly 300 schoolgirls from their dormitory rooms. More than three years later, 113 of the original 276 Chibok girls are still being held captive.
Many of the girls who escaped their kidnappers on that fateful night or …

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