Zamfara women express readiness to defend girl child education

Temitope Mustapha, Abuja.

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Zamfara State Women have expressed readiness to challenge both social and Cultural barriers hindering girl child education in the area.
The women made their decision known in Tudun Wada Primary School, Tsakwa in Talata Mafarawa Local Government Area of the State,during the assessment of Girls for Girls Education Program by journalists, non governmental organisations and officials of UNICEF.
Speaking under the auspices of Mother’s Association, the women lauded the Girls for Girls, G4G UNICEF education intervention program,saying their girls are now fully persuaded about education.
The Spokesperson of the association in Tudun wada primary school, Amira Abubakar said educating a girl child is in the interest of the society.
“We have seen the impact of the G4G program in the lives of our daughters, the girls are more persuaded to get themselves educated, they also want to stay in school and grow,” she said.
Another Speaker, Aminat Abdullahi said mothers who are members of the mother’s association of female pupils in zamfara state have vowed to confront all challenges hindering their daughters from staying in school.
Mrs Abdullahi stated that they have all agreed to protect their girls from molestation from male teachers.
She added that the Girls now have confidence to discuss certain challenges affecting their being retained in school.
We are enjoying what we don’t have in the past years,we go from house to house to encourage children who are not in school to join our daughters in school, we are very happy our daughters are being taught how to keep them selves clean and they now have more training,” Mrs Abdullahi said.
“Our children now have morals, they come home to replicate what they are taught in G4G gatherings,” she added.
The Women leader also revealed that the Girls for Girls education intervention program has helped improve personal hygiene of the girls ,adding that they now take care of themselves better.
Mrs Abdullahi called on the State government to give support and empowerment to women across the state so as to support their daughters education.
She also urged the government to support the UNICEF G4G education intervention program by recruiting more female teachers in the model primary schools.
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