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Sokoto sets up tree plantation to support girl-child education

Sokoto Plantation

The Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Commission has set up a plantation of economic trees at Government Girls College for Islamic Science Shuni, to support girl-child education in the state. Planting tree seedlings at the plantation Commission Chairman, Malam Muhammad Maidoki, said on Saturday, September 5, 2020 that the gesture is part of efforts to ensure that no girl student ...

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World Bank approves $500m for girls’ secondary education in seven states

Girl child

The World Bank has approved a $500 million credit for the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) towards improving secondary education opportunities among girls in seven states in the Nigeria.  The girl child education A statement from the bank in Abuja on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 noted that the credit was approved from its International Development Association (IDA) ...

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Nigeria’s education budget cuts threaten the girl child’s future – Malala Fund, CODE, others

Malala Fund

The Malala​ Fund, together with the Abuja-based Connected Development (CODE) and several other civil society organisations (CSOs) have called on President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to reassess the unprecedented budget cuts to social services, which slashed 54% from Universal Basic Education, 20% from Ministry of Education and 42.5% from the Basic Healthcare Fund (BHCF). Officials of Malala Fund, CODE and ...

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Children’s Day: Rescue of 82 Chibok schoolgirls described as significant

Chibok girls

Senator Oluremi Tinubu representing Lagos Central Senatorial District has said the recent rescue of 82 of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls is a proof of the commitment of the Federal Government to the wellbeing of the Nigerian child. On the occasion of this year’s Children’s Day, she said her prayers were with the remainder of the over 200 girls abducted from ...

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Indian village plants 111 trees every time a girl is born


Every culture has its own traditions surrounding the birth of a child. While we celebrate newborn girls by sending pink dresses and dolls, in the village of Piplantri in Rajasthan, India, they celebrate by planting 111 trees. That’s right, every time a little girl is born in Piplantri, 111 trees are planted in her honor! In most Indian villages, the birth of a daughter ...

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Women activists enlightened on girl child’s right to education

Connected Development (CODE), with support from the New Venture Fund through the development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC), brought together 17 young women from different spheres of life in Abuja to build their capacities in identifying issues faced when overcoming barriers to girl child education in Nigeria. The workshop took place from 22-23 August 2014 as a step-down training of ...

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