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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Dans notre pays, plusieurs familles eprouvent des difficultes a scolariser leurs enfants suite aux conditions economico-sociales precaires, Cette situation est surtout observee dans les villages suite a l'insecurite grandissante qui y a engendre la pauvrete. Certaines familles pensent que scolariser la fille constitue une perte de temps et des moyens, car, celle-ci devra se marier et appartenir a une autre famille, A cet effet, seuls les garcons sont souvent pris en compte pour un programme de scolarite au sein de nombreuses familles. Cette situation a entraine un taux superieur des femmes analphabetes, Pour pallier cette situation, l'Unicef venait de mettre en place la campagne intitulee ' TOUTES LES FILLES A L'ECOLE', C'est dans ce cadre que les filles qui sont les femmes de demain commence a aller a l'ecole,
Toutefois, Etant donnee que les familles sont confrontees au probleme de la pauvrete, beaucoup d'enfants sont obliges d'abandonner les etudes avant de terminer le cycle normal. Le taux de chomage tres accentue ne permet pas aux parents d'assurer la prise en charge scolaire et surtout academique de tous les enfants qu'ils ont engendre. Ce qui augmente sensiblement le taux de la deperdition scolaire.
Actions a mener ;- Poursuivre la sensibilisation des familles a la scolarisation des enfants et plus particulierement les filles. - Faire un plaidoyer aupres de l'Etat congolais pour qu'il puisse epauler les familles dans l'education et l'instruction des enfants,

English translation by PulseWire member MESSA

In our country, several families are unable to send their children to school due to strained socioeconomic conditions, this is mostly felt in villages covered by poverty and insecurity. Several families consider female education as money and time wastage because she’ll marry and leave the family, as a result, boys are given prominence. Girls make up the majority in the uneducated group. In order to curb this situation, UNICEF recently put in place a campaign titled “All girls to school”. From this, several girls, women of tomorrow started school.
However, many children drop out of school before finishing the first grade because of poverty. Poverty and joblessness does not enable parents to send their children to school and cater for school needs, thus the reason for school drop outs.

Points to consider
* Sensitize families on sending their children to school and girls in particular
* Call on the Congolese state to help families in the education of their children

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MESSA's picture

l'éducation pour tous est éssentiel

Bonjour,

merci d'avoir écri cet article, se fut un plaisir de vous lire. je suis avec vous que l'éducation de la jeune fille doit être encouragé.

Esperons que vos recommandations seront prise en compte le plus tôt possible et que la situation changera.

Ghnadi un jour a dit, tout finira bien par s'arranger, et si tout ne s'arrange pas, ce que ce n'est pas encore la fin. Femme, garde espoir!!!!

Ghandi once said it will all get well at the end, and if it doesn't get well, then it is not yet the end.
Wo

MESSA's picture

Translation

In our country, several families are unable to send their children to school due to strained socioeconomic conditions, this is mostly felt in villages covered by poverty and insecurity. Several families consider female education as money and time wastage because she’ll marry and leave the family, as a result, boys are given prominence. Girls make up the majority in the uneducated group. In order to curb this situation, UNICEF recently put in place a campaign titled “All girls to school”. From this, several girls, women of tomorrow started school.
However, many children drop out of school before finishing the first grade because of poverty. Poverty and joblessness does not enable parents to send their children to school and cater for school needs, thus the reason for school drop outs.
Points to consider
Sensitize families on sending their children to school and girls in particular
Call on the Congolese state to help families in the education of their children

Ghnadi un jour a dit, tout finira bien par s'arranger, et si tout ne s'arrange pas, ce que ce n'est pas encore la fin. Femme, garde espoir!!!!

Ghandi once said it will all get well at the end, and if it doesn't get well, then it is not yet the end.
Wo

topieopolot's picture

hello madelein

hello madelein, its a common practice for people especially in the 3rd world to leave out their girl children in resourcing.
i simply dont know how they can not think at the big role played by women world over,
we have a saying in my country..uganda tha to ..educate a girl child is to educate a nation.
in deed to day we have many girls going to school and our Universal education program has even helped more.
not all of them may finish but at least by that time they would have come out knowing how to count, do simple reading and even give prescribed drugs to their children for those that end up marrying early.
A close aunt of mine can not take her own medicine unless some one helps cause she can not differentiate a 1 from a 2, in this case she risks over or under dosing her self
DRC is neighboring and i wish your government would copy some of the programmes we ran.
today we have women representation and can stand up for our selves.

Parents also struggle hard, start petty trade to see to it that their children go to school.
my own father is a peasant and to get me through school, he did all he could doing petty trade and to this day does it as old as he is so as to finish the job he started.
DRC women try this, my mother does farming to supplement my fathers, you too can start small because you can not know when the state will start paying much attention to girl child or women at that.

and as you said on action, yes it must start with the family/ parents, give encouragement and advantages that accrue
from educating a girl.lets hope for the best
take care

Leslie Stoupas's picture

Madeleine, You are so right!

Madeleine,

You are so right! The benefits of educating girls are vast. In areas with educated women, children are often healthier, maternal mortality is decreased, and the overall economic situation of the family is better. It is such an important issue. I hope that the Congolese government will see the benefits to this situation and act in a positive way towards educating girls. Keep on sharing your perspective and you will make a big difference to a lot of girls and women!

Leslie Stoupas

RachelinBrazil's picture

families supporting girls

Madeleine -

Thanks so much for sharing your perspective. I am glad that UNICEF is focusing on girls' education. I absolutely agree that we must engage whole families to support the education of girls. Only then can we break the cycle of poverty. This is true all over the world, and we must encourage governments and non-government organizations to continue to focus on this issue.

Regards,

Rachel

Rachel Lovejoy
Sao Paulo, Brazil

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