Aidlink and our partners are working to address the barriers that keep girls from attending school and flourishing in society.
We are working to promote gender sensitivity and further rights-based education. Students, teachers and Boards of Management are being trained to support a child-friendly learning environment; communities have been sensitised on the harm of cultural practices like early marriage and Female Genital Mutilation.
Through our community volunteers, we are working to identify out-of-school children – particularly girls and children with disabilities – and support them to enrol back in school. Our community leaders address cases to the best of their ability and counsel families on the rights of the child and the importance of education.
We support girls to attend school. We are providing girls with sanitary products, installing toilets with in-built wash rooms and hand washing facilities on school grounds, and setting up clubs that teach children about rights.