Guided by the conviction that girls who missed-out education as children often struggle to lead a strong, healthy, empowered and productive lives as adult(wives/mothers). #GirlsEducationNowOr Never seeks to intensify effort to enhance awareness and mobilize broad support towards the education of girls. The program seeks to ensure the following components.
Every person regardless of language, ethnicity, faith, ability or gender has rights as clearly inscribed in universal Declaration of human Rights. The convention on the right of a child and their convention on the elimination of all forms of Discrimination against women (CEDAW) further establish that everyone regardless of gender fully enjoys access to basic services including Education. The 2030 Agenda for sustainable Development also provide inclusive and equitable quality education and promote. Lifelong learning opportunity for all. While local regional and international treaties have provided the normative framework for women to advance their rights, it is imperative to emphasize that more needs to be done on access to education for girls.
Despite evidence demonstrating how central girls’ education is to development, gender disparities in education persist. According to UNICEF “Around the world 132 million girls are out of school including 34.3 million of primary school age 30 million of lower-secondary school age, and 67.4 million of upper-secondary school age. Only 66 % of counties have achieved gender parity in primary education. At the secondary level the gap widens 45 % of counties have achieved gender parity in lower secondary school education, and 25% in upper secondary education.
One way of creating innovative impact is a transformative development strategy that activates schools, communities, public and private institutions to ensure girls are enrolled, retained and complete their education without absolute sense of gender-based barriers. We prioritize efforts that provide girls with opportunity to complete secondary school education and develop relevant knowledge and practical skills they need for personal and professional life& work. Girls Education
Now or Never is designed t incorporate the following innovative component objectives.
1. Tackle barriers that deny girls access to school and quality learning.
2. Advocate with the Government to ensure that gender-based responsive budgeting and ensure that national education plans and polices prioritize gender
3. Promotes social protection measures, including cash transfer to improve girl’s enrollment, transition and retention in secondary school.
4. Focuses teacher training and professional development on gender-responsive pedagogies
5. Addresses other obstacles like distance- related barriers to education, re-entry policies for young mothers, and menstrual hygiene management in schools.
Investing in girl’s education transforms communities, countries, and the world at large, educated girls are less likely to marry young and more likely to
lead healthy empowered and productive lives. They earn higher incomes participate in decisions that most affect them and build better futures for themselves ad their families.
Many girls are not in school. Although there have been great gain in bringing girls to classroom, for each girl who has been enrolled, two to three more have dropped-out due to overwhelming barriers. So, despite dramatic increase in the number of girls enrolled, we are still losing ground because so many more girls continue to drop out of school. Education serves as a basis for transformation capable of launching girls into the league of empowered women who are able to lead strong, healthy and reproductive lives. Since its creation in 2007, Girls Education Mission International has been providing vulnerable girls with integrated package of multi-dimensional educational investments designed to build girls knowledge, skills, attitudes and Values in such a way as to empower them. This is because girls need a range of competencies to overcome multiple disadvantages and ultimately achieve successful adulthood in a context of persistent discrimination.
Through our literacy projects, we provide drop-out and illiterate girls who have being denied access to formal schooling an opportunity for reading , writing, effective communication, increasing awareness level and decision making skill about themselves, their families and their community. The program provides us an excellent bridge to positively increase their articulation and enhance their ability to solve various kinds of problems and help them become more discerning and function autonomously. We enable them identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute using printed and written materials associated with varying context that involve a continuity of learning enabling the girls to achieve their goals and develop their knowledge and potential to be able to participate fully their community and wider society.