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Why don’t poor parents send their daughters to school?

“ 'Why' the international development sector asks, 'don’t parents send their daughters to school and reap the returns?' Parents cannot send their daughters to school…

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StorySecondary EducationZambia

Salin

Salin was orphaned after losing her parents just one year apart. She now lives with her eldest sister in a house shared with her other…

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StorySecondary EducationTanzania

Vumilia

At just 13-years-old, Vumilia had supported herself through primary school, earning money collecting and selling firewood. But after completing primary school, she despaired in the…

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StorySecondary EducationZambia

Katongo

Katongo leaves her aunt’s house well before sunrise to begin her 90-minute walk to school in Chinsali, Zambia. Despite the long walk, it’s a journey…

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StorySecondary EducationZambia

Julia

Julia is 15-years-old, and the youngest of eight children in her family. All of her siblings have left home, so she lives alone with her…

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StorySecondary EducationMalawi

Jessey

Jessey is one of six children and lives with both her parents. They depend on farming to provide for the family. Despite their hard work,…

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StorySecondary EducationGhana

Jennifer

Jennifer’s village in Ghana can be seen just beyond the fence of her schoolyard. She lives with her grandparents while her mother and father do…

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StorySecondary EducationTanzania

Husna

When Husna was just 12-years-old, she had just completed primary school and was working full-time as a housemaid in Morogoro while she awaited her test…

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