"In my own life I know that losing heart is the most dangerous thing. You can put any obstacle in front of me and I will jump over it, but when you lose heart, you lose everything," she added.
Pinto advised the girls to seek out organisations like 'Let Girls Learn' that help young women complete their educations.
"It's important for girls to be able to stand their ground. It's important for you to not be shy to raise your voices," she added.