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NGO Launches Campaign To Empower Girls In South Sudan

NGO Launches Campaign To Empower Girls In South Sudan

As the world marks the International Day of the Girl on Thursday, girls in South Sudan are calling on their government to do more to help them receive an education. Low teacher pay and unqualified teachers are among the problems facing South Sudanese girls, and they want their nation’s leaders to do something about it. […]

Millions Of Refugee Children Are Out Of School

Millions Of Refugee Children Are Out Of School

Burundi refugee children at Furaha Primary School in Nduta Refugee Camp in western Tanzania, study in a makeshift classroom under the trees. UNHCR/Georgina Goodwin Four million refugee children do not attend school, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says in a report released today. This is an increase of half a million of out-of-school refugee children […]

Sierra Leone Bans Pregnant From Going To School

Sierra Leone Bans Pregnant From Going To School

 Rights activists say the state should address the stigma faced by pregnant girls rather than ostracise them. Pregnant schoolgirls in Sierra Leone will be banned from classes and exams despite sweeping new government measures to improve access to education for all, a state spokesman said on Thursday. The West African country introduced the ban on […]

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, […]

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