Morning assembly in Kaban
The Alliance's Field Director just visited the village of Kaban. We support a primary grade school in Kaban and are so pleased that out of all students enrolled, 51% are girls! This has not always been the case due to practical and cultural reasons. Historically, girls were expected to stay at home and help with chores such as gathering firewood, finding water and watching their siblings. As the Alliance started partnering with villages to build primary grade schools, one of our top priorities was to establish Village Education Councils.
The councils are comprised of members from the village, including women. They work with Alliance staff to set the education goals for the village AND share the information they learn with others. And, one of the key pieces of information they learn is how important it is for all children to receive an education.
We especially love the photo of the little 3 year old who just loves going to school because she is already learning to read and write.
A few quick facts from a UNESCO 2013 fact sheet:
Educated women are less likely to die in childbirth.
Mothers' education improves child nutrition
Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to have children at an early age.
Girls with higher levels of educaiton are less likely to get married at an early age.
YOUR SUPPORT CHANGES LIVES!
3 years old and she is starting to read!