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Improving Girls Education In Africa

Improving Girls Education In Africa

In Ethiopia’s education setup, females have been largely marginalized for long (since the inception of modern education to the last few decades). As a consequence of the patriarchal socio-cultural system, female students’ had no equal right to participate in schooling. Education is a key priority area of the government’s development endeavors over the last two […]

Girls Empowerment Workshop Empowers Primary School Leavers In Malawi

Girls Empowerment Workshop Empowers Primary School Leavers In Malawi

 Girls Empowerment Workshop and Mentorship (GEM), an organization which strives at promoting child rights and girls education says it is geared to empower primary school leavers in various aspects of life through a workshop which they have organized. In an interview on Tuesday with Malawi News Agency (Mana) in Blantyre, GEM founder and Chief Executive […]

The State Of Girls Education In Zimbabwe

The State Of Girls Education In Zimbabwe

Glen View 8 is a community like any other in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital. It is a densely populated settlement, full of life and activity, where the sight of a girl accompanying her grandmother to market on a weekday, selling vegetables or serving customers in the family tuck shop, is not unusual. Shantel Marekera was once […]

‘Rape’ Is Pulling Girls Out Of School

‘Rape’ Is Pulling Girls Out Of School

In Nairobi, parents stormed a girls boarding school on Monday and took away their children, accusing administrators of failing to protect the students. The incident was a reaction to the rape of three girls Friday at the school. Kenyan police are investigating, and parliament is getting involved. The parliamentary committee tasked to look into education […]

Teachers Demand That Parents Refund Education Support Of Drop Out Kids

Teachers Demand That Parents Refund Education Support Of Drop Out Kids

 Some teachers of Chigude Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Mzimba have requested parents to six female school drop-outs to pay back education support which was provided by Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED). One of the parents, Teleza Mvula, whose daughter was supported by CAMFED but dropped out of school, confirmed having received a letter […]

Girls Thrive With Women Teachers

Girls Thrive With Women Teachers

Over the past few decades most advanced countries have witnessed two striking reversals of the gender gap. First, teaching has become a profession dominated by women. This is particularly true at primary school level, where 84.5% of teachers across all countries classified as “developed” by UNESCO are women. The second reversal has been among pupils. Girls now outperform boys in […]

Micro-Credit Scheme Offers Hope For Girls In Iringa Community

Micro-Credit Scheme Offers Hope For Girls In Iringa Community

A Micro-credit Scheme project has been launched in Iringa with a view to helping young girls shun commercial sex. The project will focus on supporting parents whose children are at high risk of becoming commercial sex workers in the region where HIV prevalence is still high. The new project, which will help + thousands of Iringa residents, […]

Regional Court To Judge Schools Ban For Pregnant Girls

Regional Court To Judge Schools Ban For Pregnant Girls

Sierra Leone introduced the ban in 2015 after a rise in rape, abuse and poverty during the deadly Ebola outbreak. A West African court is to examine a ban on pregnant girls going to school in Sierra Leone in a landmark case that campaigners say could strengthen girls’ rights across the region. Sierra Leone introduced […]

11 Weeks After, Dapchi Girls Return To attacked School

11 Weeks After, Dapchi Girls Return To attacked School

SEVENTY-SEVEN days after the abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls with one, Leah Sharibu, still in captivity, the freed girls have returned to the school, according to a fact-finding report by Washington DC, USA-based US/Nigeria Law Group. Worried that harm could still befall the girls, the group, in its report released, yesterday, urged the Nigerian government to […]

‘Education Above All’ To Reduce Out Of School Children In Nigeria, Ghana

‘Education Above All’ To Reduce Out Of School Children In Nigeria, Ghana

A foundation founded by Her Highness, Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser of Qatar, Education Above All (EAA) , has unveiled a programme targeting 10 million Out-of-School children in Nigeria, Ghana and other countries across the world. Sheikha Moza who is also a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal advocate and Chairperson of EAA Foundation, alongside partners, announced […]

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