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In Djibouti, Fatouma struggles to become her village’s first female high school graduate
In Djibouti, Fatouma struggles to become her village’s first female high school graduate
ARDO, Djibouti, 2 January 2007 – Fatouma, 20, carries a heavy burden on her small shoulders. She is the eldest of 16 children whose father was lost during the civil war in Djibouti. Her mother ekes out a living by selling crepes. Despite the hardships of her daily life, Fatouma will soon be the first girl from the village of Ardo to complete her secondary education. Read More >
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Parents' determination keeps girls in school
Ardo, Djibouti, June 2005 – While in many of Djibouti’s rural villages poverty, lack of educational facilities and cultural constraints prevent girls from going to school, in others these obstacles have only reinforced the community’s determination to do what is best for its children. Read More >
Girls in rural villages missing out on education
Girls in rural villages missing out on education
DJIBOUTI, June 2005 – Aisha Mohamed Hassan may not know how old she is, but she knows how much she likes school. One of very few girls to go to school in the remote rural village of Koutabouye, this six- or seven-year-old is still in her first year and, if given a chance, would certainly like to finish her education. Read More >

 

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