> Power of education is clear in stories of two Burkina Faso girls

> Power of education is clear in stories of two Burkina Faso girls

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Power of education is clear in stories of two Burkina Faso girls

UNESCO video shows challenge of pursuing gender equality in the classroom

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Rachidatou wants to go to college so she can ‘help others’ as a nurse. Awa grew up in a tiny village and missed out on schooling, but she’s pursuing education now. These stories, as told in the UNESCO video below, show the challenges many girls around the world face.

 

“Like many girls her age in Burkina Faso, Rachidatou was born to poor parents,” explains the UNESCO video. “She is torn between home chores, earning a living and studying to better her situation. All she wants is an equal chance — the same as everyone else.”

 

Education is a priority at Christian Children’s Fund of Canada. We focus on breaking barriers preventing access to inclusive, quality education for all, especially girls. So, the stories of these two women resonate.

 

Learn more about these issues through the stories of these two women.

 

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About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:

Christian Children’s Fund of Canada works globally to support children and youth who dream of a better world. For nearly 60 years, we’ve brought together diverse people and partnerships, driven by a common belief: education extends beyond the walls of a classroom and is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world. We focus on breaking barriers preventing access to inclusive, quality education for all, especially girls.