girls education

Providing Solutions for Dignified Periods

Girls in Ethiopia often lack access to sanitary products, information about periods, or even a private place to change. Cultural taboos around periods mean that it’s difficult for girls to learn about what menstruation is and how to manage it. Many schools don’t have gender separated toilets or a place for girls to change or …

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Meet Selam

Football Teams: Selam’s Story Together We Learn supports girls to stay in school and, through education, gives them the skills they need in later life. Our girls’ football team gives girls a chance to take part in sports which were traditionally just seen as boys’ activities. The team is an important space for them to …

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Our Girls’ Football Team

Our Girls’ Football Team provides a space for girls to play, to improve their fitness, and to develop a peer support network. Girls have fewer opportunities than boys because of concerns for their safety and a greater responsibility for household chores. Our football team shows that girls thrive when given the same opportunities as boys. …

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Meet Tigist

Girls Education: Tigist’s Story In the Amhara region, more girls than boys enrol in primary school but throughout secondary school more female students drop out and, nationwide, only three in ten university students are female. One problem that holds girls back at school is periods. Girls who are from poor families in particular are unable …

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Helping Families to Keep Girls in School

Girls Education: Business Start-ups for Mothers Ethiopia has made progress towards improving the equality of enrolment rates for boys and girls in schools. Yet, the higher in education you go, the more likely girls are to drop out. One of the main reasons that girls drop out of school is poverty. When girls reach secondary …

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