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100 literacy classes for girls and women open in Senegal
100 literacy classes for girls and women open in Senegal
A team from UNESCO Dakar and the Senegalese Ministry of Education travelled some 4000 kilometers during the last week of April 2012 to launch the classes.

 

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In Senegal, Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo addresses violence in schools
In Senegal, Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo addresses violence in schools
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo, known throughout West Africa and around the world for her powerful singing voice, urged students at a Dakar elementary school to speak up about what is often a silent crime: violence in schools. Read More >
Senegalese girls forced to drop out of school and work as domestic help
Senegalese girls forced to drop out of school and work as domestic help
When she was eight years old, Aisatou Ba quit school and began working as a maid. Though she begged her parents to let her stay in school, the economic pressure on the family proved too strong. Read More >
In Senegal, UNICEF Executive Director cites the urgency of education for all
In Senegal, UNICEF Executive Director cites the urgency of education for all
Surrounded by the concrete bricks and flood-stained walls of her school, Anta, 11, attends classes and dreams of becoming a paediatrician. She knows she is lucky. Read More >
Senegal: Helping girls make the grade
Senegal: Helping girls make the grade
KEUR OMAR TOUNKARA, 2 Oct 2006 (IRIN) - Kewe Thiam is the exception to the rule that most Senegalese girls don’t make it to high school. Read More >
UNICEF: Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo cites benefits of girls’ education in Senegal
UNICEF: Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo cites benefits of girls’ education in Senegal
DAKAR, Senegal, 24 May 2006 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo walked around the schoolyard visibly at ease, greeting everyone warmly – and with good reason. In time for Senegal’s National Week of Basic Education (22-28 May) the Liberté VI A primary school in Dakar has achieved gender parity: Fifty-two per cent of students enrolled here are female. Read More >
Senegal: Successful partnerships open school doors for girls
Senegal: Successful partnerships open school doors for girls
DAKAR, Senegal – It is early in the morning and not all the children have arrived yet, but the school yard at Ndiarème B primary school in the outskirts of Dakar, Senegal, is already bustling. Girls and boys are busy sweeping dusty floors and filling plastic bottles with water for the flowerbeds outside their class rooms. Read More >

 

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