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In Benin, new monitoring tool engages illiterate parents in their children's education
 Bana Lafia, 12, can do something her parents cannot - read.

 

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Benin on track to achieve universal primary education
Benin on track to achieve universal primary education
Ten years since the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Benin is today on track to ensure primary education for all by 2015, provided current efforts are maintained. Read More >
Safe havens protect children from abuse and exploitation in Benin
Safe havens protect children from abuse and exploitation in Benin
Sophie, 13, was promised into an arranged marriage by her older brother. When she refused, he physically abused her. “He beat me up and told me he was going to kill me,” Sophie said. Read More >
It takes a community to educate a girl, or a boy, in Benin
It takes a community to educate a girl, or a boy, in Benin
BEMBÉRÉKÉ, Benin, 20 April 2010 – Going to school can be a long, lonely walk for a young girl in Benin. That’s if her parents even let her pursue an education. Read More >
Forced marriage no substitute for education
Forced marriage no substitute for education
TABOTA, Benin, 4 January 2010 –“Before, girls did not go far in their studies. Today, girls have a chance and they are coming back to school”, said Céline Nambi, speaking on behalf of the Mothers Association of Tabota, a remote village in northern Benin. Read More >
Girls
Girls' Education Wins with Lunch and Mentors
“Before, I had to take food from home,” says Mamanfati Issifou, an Ambassador's Girls Scholarship Program (AGSP) scholar; now, thanks to the scholarship lunch, I have lunch at school”. Read More >
Fourth ‘All Girls to School’ campaign launches in Benin
Fourth ‘All Girls to School’ campaign launches in Benin
TOVIKLIN, Benin, 22 October 2008 – “We want to go to school, achieve primary education, and go forward in order to become ministers, civil servants, teachers, physicians, top executives,” sang 12 young girls from Toviklin, a rural town in the southwest of Benin. Read More >
Angélique Kidjo raises awareness on child rights in her native Benin
Angélique Kidjo raises awareness on child rights in her native Benin
SÔ-AVA, Benin, 13 September 2007 – World renowned singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo is in her home country of Benin this week to raise awareness about child rights. Read More >
Donation from the Netherlands supports girls’ education campaign in Benin
Donation from the Netherlands supports girls’ education campaign in Benin
COTONOU, Benin, 10 August 2006 – A generous donation of $7.6 million from the Government of the Netherlands is helping UNICEF kickstart the ‘All girls to school’ campaign in Benin. Read More >
Benin: I want to go to school
Benin: I want to go to school
BENIN, April 2006 - This is the story of Clarissa, a little six-year old from Adjido, an impoverished village some 8 kilometers from Zakpota, who wanted to escape the fate of girls in her region: no education, married very young, hard work all their lives to raise their families. Read More >

 

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