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A fellowship programme in the Niger gives rural girls access to secondary education

In the Niger, about 36 per cent of girls are married before the age of 15. Only 16 per cent attend middle school, and only half complete the cycle. Supporting girls past primary school is necessary to ensure that they complete their education, and to protect them from child marriage and early pregnancy.

According to the director of the secondary school in Yaouri, Kabirou Ibrah, “In 2011, there were no girls. In 2012, there were only three. And, you see, this year, thanks to UNICEF, there is up to 16 girls. Most students who do not have tutors and who live far abandon secondary school during the first year.”

(via A fellowship programme in the Niger gives rural girls access to secondary education | Back on Track)

Watch highlights from an event held at United Nations General Assembly marking the first anniversary of the Global Education First Initiative. The event calls for more leadership and better coordination of funds to achieve global education goals.

Delivering on the global education promise (by unicef)

Massive campaign to get one million Somali children into school to be launched  (by unicef)

The campaign, led by the education authorities and supported by UNICEF and other international partners, will run for three years. It aims to give a quarter of the young people currently out of the education system a chance to learn.

Enrolment rates in Somalia are among the lowest in the world. Only four out of every ten children are in school. Many children start primary school much later than the recommended school-entry age of six and many more drop out early. Secondary school education enrolments are even weaker. Girls are particularly badly affected with only a third of girls enrolled in school in South Central Somalia and many dropping out before completing their primary education.

(via UNICEF, Back on Track)

Nigeria: mass protest to save public education

The central slogan of the protest in Lagos was “Education is a right.” The main demand was for the Federal and State Governments to implement agreements signed with NUT and other education organisations.
The Government’s failure to implement these agreements and to facilitate adequate funding of education at all levels has led to the closure of many schools, universities, and other education institutions.
(via Education International - Nigeria: mass protest to save public education)

Nigeria: mass protest to save public education

The central slogan of the protest in Lagos was “Education is a right.” The main demand was for the Federal and State Governments to implement agreements signed with NUT and other education organisations.

The Government’s failure to implement these agreements and to facilitate adequate funding of education at all levels has led to the closure of many schools, universities, and other education institutions.

(via Education International - Nigeria: mass protest to save public education)

International aid agency the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) has announced grants of $4.2 million to Somaliland and $2.1 million to Puntland to pay teachers’ salaries, the UN Children’s Fund announced Thursday (May 23rd).

The funding will enable the regional governments to compensate and hire teachers, facilitating the enrolment of more children in school.

UK invests £12 million in girls’ education in Zimbabwe via Camfed

Zimbabwe’s Education Minister formally launched a £12 million investment in girls’ education … that will enable 24,000 girls from the poorest rural families to enrol in and complete secondary school.

The investment from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) represents a major achievement for Camfed, which began in Zimbabwe in 1993 by supporting just 32 girls in two districts. The latest investment allows Camfed to provide four times as many secondary school bursaries as it currently offers and will increase its reach to 28 districts.

EU Provides Nobel Peace Prize funds for Education in Northwestern Pakistan

Islamabad/Brussels, 8 May 2013 – The European Union has provided € 300,000 from its Nobel Peace Prize money to UNICEF to support its educational activities for children affected by a lack of security in parts of northwestern Pakistan. The agreement was formalised today in Islamabad, between Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan and Dan Rohrmann, UNICEF Representative in Pakistan.

These funds, made available through the European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), will enable UNICEF to provide access to education for 3,000 children, including 1,500 girls in 30 schools currently operating in the Jalozai Camp, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Zimbabwe’s Education Minister formally launched a £12 million investment in girls’ education on Wednesday that will enable 24,000 girls from the poorest rural families to enrol in and complete secondary school.

Malala Yousafzai Announces Malala Fund to Support Girls’ Access to Education (by vitalvoices)