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Rihanna Partners With Clara Lionel Foundation To Help Girls Education In Malawi

Rihanna Partners With Clara Lionel Foundation To Help Girls Education In Malawi

Fenty Beauty and CLF have partnered on a new limited-edition makeup highlighter and Diamond Ball sweepstakes to raise critical funding for CLF. On August 1, FENTY Beauty, Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty’s namesake cosmetic brand, announced a new partnership with the Clara Lionel Foundation to help fund mission critical work in education and emergency responsiveness. With the […]

Young Cameroonian Girls Learning Science And Technology To Improve Their Lot

Young Cameroonian Girls Learning Science And Technology To Improve Their Lot

With a flash of green light, a robot sputters and whizzes across the room, obeying the remote control commands 15-year-old Xaviera Nguefo and her team send its way. It is a scene that would not look out of place in a futuristic sci-fi fantasy, but is instead playing out in Yaounde, the dusty capital of […]

The Stay In School Project For Pregnant Girls And Adolescent Mothers

The Stay In School Project For Pregnant Girls And Adolescent Mothers

“[My school] supported me. For example, when I was breastfeeding, they would give me time off. I would go to school and then run back home [during lunch break] to feed my son, and then come back to the school to study.” “Angela” is back in school in Kenya, pursuing her goal of becoming a […]

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 […]

Leaders Urge Global Support For Women, Girls In Africa’s Sahel

Leaders Urge Global Support For Women, Girls In Africa’s Sahel

Several high-level women are calling for more international support focused on helping women and girls in Africa’s Sahel region respond to the impact of conflict, terrorism and underdevelopment. The foreign minister of Sweden, the U.N. deputy secretary-general, and the African Union’s special envoy on women, peace and security just wrapped up a joint visit to […]

School Ban On Expectant Teens ‘Skewed’ Against Girls’ Education

School Ban On Expectant Teens ‘Skewed’ Against Girls’ Education

Burundi’s ban on pregnant girls and expectant teen fathers attending school is not only a violation against children’s right to education, but also unfairly discriminates against girls, campaigners said on Wednesday. The ministry of education in Burundi last week issued a directive to provincial authorities saying pregnant teens and young mums, as well as the […]

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 […]

Water Security And Girls Education – A Big Deal

Water Security And Girls Education – A Big Deal

It is break time and a group of young girls in their school uniforms have just reached the pond where many others have also come to fill their buckets with water. Since the class hours are not over yet, they fill their containers, and then places them on their heads for the walk back to […]

Kenya Gives Girls Free Sanitary Pads To Boost School Attendance

Kenya Gives Girls Free Sanitary Pads To Boost School Attendance

Kenya has promised free sanitary pads to all schoolgirls to encourage them to go to school during their periods, rather than stay at home with rags or tissues stuffed in their underwear. Every schoolgirl is Kenya is entitled to “free, sufficient and quality sanitary towels” and a safe place to dispose of them, according to […]

Tanzania: KOICA Doles Out U.S.$5 Million For Dar Girls’ Education

Tanzania: KOICA Doles Out U.S.$5 Million For Dar Girls’ Education

THE Korea International Development Agency (KOICA) has launched a project in Dar es Salaam worth about five million US dollars – channeled through UNESCO – expected to benefit directly nearly 8,000 girls still at school and 600 others outside formal schools. The four-year project which aims at empowering adolescent girls and young women through education […]

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