In the Malian regions Ségou and Koulikoro, nearly 50% of the children do not attend school. There are no primary schools in 16 of the 58 villages participating in our project. The distance from home to school can be up to 12 km for some children, neither school busses nor school meals exist. The proportion of girls among all primary students is just about 46,5%. Yet, more than 4% of them stop attending school before receiving any school certificates.
Children, and especially girls without basic school education have few future prospects in the rural regions of Mali. Hence, many of them migrate to bigger cities at a young age and look for jobs in the informal sector as unskilled workers. In 30 of the 58 involved villages, the rate of rural exodus is over 50%, whereas more than 70% of the migrating girls are younger than 15 years old. These girls are unprepared for the life in the cities and often experience economic and sexual violence and exploitation.
This project aims at lowering the rate of rural exodus for girls and at upgrading rural regions by strengthening local education and income opportunities.
The project aims at the improvement of educational opportunities for 1,000 children as well as of chances for an apprenticeship and regular income for 1,900 girls in rural regions. In particular, the project aims at
Project costs: 399,360 €
Cover photo: A girl in a village proudly reports her success in farming. Within the project, she received a jump start for the purchase of chicken and goats. These farming activities secured her income as she let them reproduce and then sold them. Children have the right to an appropriate standard of living, Art. 27 UN-CRC.
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