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2013 VOF Week 3: Education

Our grandmothers would go to school to learn to read and write. Only those whose parents had lots of money could attend college. But i think in my country we have been very fortunate in that regard. … Read More»

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2013 VOF Week 3 Break the Cycle: More Access to Girls Education

What happens when a young girl age 12 is forced into marriage? Her right to education is ceased. This is the case of my 62year old mother who was force into marriage by her own father. … Read More»

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Why am I not in school too?

Pijinu was born and spent her early years in a village called Bambalang in the North Western region of Cameroon. … Read More»

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Diverse Views on Education

Good education is one of the most high regarded value here in the Philippines. Regardless of gender, we are all given equal opportunity to grow as successful and competent people. … Read More»

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Pen and Poltergeist: A Battle for Emancipation

As I sit here to write, I find myself lucky enough to have this luxury of writing, of having access to this amazing technology and knowing just how and when to move my fingers on the keyboard, just a … Read More»

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Need: Need: Fair Trade Women's Sewing Cooperative in Nicaragua or Costa Rica

My colleague and I are developing a clothing line. We are looking to hire fair trade women's sewing cooperatives in Nicaragua or Costa Rica to produce the garments. … Read More»

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your girl did it mama

Going to school was a given for me since my mother knew the value of education. It was difficult seeing children my age stay at home and then getting married without qualifications. … Read More»

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Dear Primary School Girls in Kenya,

I hope this finds you well and busy with your books in order to attain good grades that will enable you to be admitted to good high schools. Work hard my dear sisters. … Read More»

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The Girl Cause, Our Cause!

In the past in my rural community, girl’s higher education was believed to be a waste as the girl will marry and take everything she has learnt to her husband’s house and end it in the kitchen. … Read More»

nnenna's picture

Breaking the Education barrier

My father married my mother in 1979, he brought her all the way from eastern Nigeria to Lagos at the age of sixteen, my mother was never educated by her parents, because of the “she factor”. … Read More»

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