Kenya: Alarm as 4000 school girls get pregnant in Machakos since March

Africa/Kenya/21-06-2020/Author and Source: www.kbc.co.ke Over 4000 school girls in Machakos County have been impregnated in last three months. Among these, 200 are under 14 years of age. This is according to the County Children’s Officer Salome Muthama speaking on Tuesday during the celebrations to mark the Day of the African Child at Machakos Rescue Center […]

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Russia: Girls should study how to be mothers rather than go to school — controversial Russian Priest

Europe/Russia/08-03-2020/Author and Source: www.rt.com By Jonny Tickle Hot on the heels of calling live-in-girlfriends “free prostitutes,” Russia’s least politically correct clergyman, Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov, is in no mood to stop making controversial comments. The notorious cleric has once again come under fire — this time for questioning the need to send girls to school. “It […]

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Kenya: Starehe girls closed over unknown disease

Africa/Kenya/16-10-2019/Author: Margaret Kalekye/Source: www.kbc.co.ke Starehe Girls Centre has been closed indefinitely after an outbreak of what has now been established to be a common flu. There was panic at the prestigious school after 52 students were quarantined when they started coughing, sneezing and having fever. “The Starehe Girls Centre Community confirms that there has been […]

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Pencils and Bullets: Girls’ Education in Afghanistan

Five years ago, after the Taliban years, two Turkmen girls in Afghanistan were finally able to attend school. Five years ago Al Jazeera travelled to Afghanistan to see one of the most dramatic social changes in Afghanistan in the previous decade – the vastly improved access to education, especially for girls. After 2001, when the Taliban were toppled from […]

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EEUU: Apple partners with Malala to fund girls’ education

EEUU/ January 23, 2018/by Jordan Valinsky/ Source: CNNTech Activist Malala Yousafzai’s charity is getting a major investment from Apple. Apple’s support will allow the Malala Fund to double the number of grants to fund the secondary education for girls in India and Latin America, the company announced Sunday. The initial goal is to help more than 100,000 […]

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New school offers education ‘salvation’ for Syrian girls in Lebanon

Lebanon/October 24, 2017/By: Dahlia Nehme/Source: http://uk.reuters.com A new girls’ school for Syrian refugees in Lebanon’s poor Bekaa region is aiming to give girls from conservative backgrounds the chance at a formal education. Gaining access to education in general is difficult for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, but for girls from socially conservative families who disapprove of mixed […]

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Tanzanian Girls’ Monthly Nightmare Forces Them Out of School

Tanzanian/September 11, 2017/Allafrica Resumen: Las niñas en el distrito de Geita están desalentados por la falta de instalaciones sanitarias en las escuelas. A pesar de luchar con las normas culturales y los valores que los reducen a simples fuentes de ingresos sobre el matrimonio y esforzarse  por esquivar los embarazos tempranos y trampas matrimoniales. Girls in […]

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