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Ouattara’s Story: How an Out of School Boy in Rural Côte d’Ivoire Made it back to School

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Ouattara Bazoumana is a 12-year-old boy. He lives with his parents in the rural village of Ouassegbogo in Côte d’Ivoire, where life can be di cult for a family with limited means. Even though Ouattara had to walk several kilometres to the nearest school, he loved school.
A Future Reimagined: Fatra’s Story

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“The previous classrooms were not good: donkeys and sheep slept in them at night and there were no chairs. This classroom has furniture and chairs. It is very beautiful,” says Fatra.
Shimuly Dreams of Being a Teacher

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Shimuly, a 12-year-old girl from rural Raipur Upazila in the Laxmipur district of Noakhali, Bangladesh, has been studying at a Children’s Learning Center (CLC), courtesy of a project partnership between Educate A Child and the Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM).
Education Gives Suhani the Freedom of Choice

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Suhani*, a 12-year-old girl from rural Rajasthan, India, went to school regularly until a few years ago. She struggled with reading and writing and had no support to strengthen her abilities.
Marufa: One Girl Determined to Go to School

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Marufa, a 14-year-old girl from the Korail slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is a class five student at Boubazar-1 BRAC Primary School on track to sit the Primary Education Completion Examination. Three years ago, Marufa was in class one and could neither read nor write. She was shy, nervous, and worried about school. Marufa did not participate in class and she disliked school rules and regulations.
Confronting Barriers to Girls’ Education in Kenya

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Since Kenya introduced free primary education in 2003, enrolment rates have increased to 84 per cent. However, in some regions, where poverty levels and gender inequality are high, only 19 per cent of girls are enrolled in school.
Bridging the Education Gap for Underprivileged Children in India

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​With a clean face and uniform, seven-year-old Anjana Bano races ahead of her two older brothers as they head for school. On her way, she waves to her disabled mother, watching with pride from the hut her family calls home. This was not always the case.​
Charlène – A Student and a Mother

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In Cote d’Ivoire, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) Bridging Tomorrow project and Educate A Child have trained 460 school directors in school management, child protection, and the necessity of educating children, especially young mothers. Its accelerated learning programme has enrolled 16,000 OOSC since 2013.
Reversing the Tragedies of the Pristine Valleys: The Revolutionary Walk, Taking a Child to School in Swat, Pakistan

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In 1961 when Queen Elizabeth II visited Swat, she was so overwhelmed by its natural beauty she referred to it as “the Switzerland of the East”. Over the past decade violence has upended this description.
Educate A Child and the UNHCR Work Together to Build a Better Future for Refugee Children in Chad

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In a peanut field at the Djabal refugee camp, people work under the unflinching gaze of the sun. Radia Youssouf, 15, is one of them. War in Darfur forced Radia and her family to flee Sudan.

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