Incredible! Despite Overwhelming Odds, Twelve-Year-Old Nailatu Aspires to Achieve a Doctorate to Help OthersThe Literacy Site
Twelve-year-old Nailatu Al-Quasm of Nigeria has the good fortune of being one of the few girls attending school in the region. Estimates show that over 10.5 million children in Nigeria are out of school — partly because of a lack of access, and partly because education in the area is seen as a form of Western corruption.
Thankfully for Nailatu, she is a part of a more progressive family, wherein education is not only allowed, it is insisted upon.
See Nailatu’s story in this video.
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