UNICEF, introduced the Girls for Girls Project in August 2017 and with support from The Zamfara State Government and Life Helpers Initiative has succeeded in enrolling 4,099 girls in schools.
The project is centered on educating and ensuring that girls are retained in school from the upper primary to Junior secondary school as it is no longer news that female children in the Northern part of the country are not allowed to go to school and even if allowed aren’t retained in schools as they prefer hawking petty things or stay at home for domestic chores.
The G4G project has been designed in such a way that mentors are attached to a group of girls in their schools and meetings are held from time to time to educate them on the G4G manual which contains topics like confidence, self-worth and more.
4,099 girls’ enrollment were spread to 100 selected schools in six Local Government Areas of Anka, Talatu-Mafara, Shinkafi, Kaura-Namoda, Bugudu and Tsafe.
The most interesting part of the G4G is that out of the 4,099 girls, 960 among them were trained on social, vocational and health based issues.
The Executive Director, Life Helpers Initiative explained in details at the Media dialogue meeting held at Zamfara