Her Message is Clear: Education First, Marriage SecondMatthew M. Sullivan
In Niger, almost one-third of all school-age girls will be married before they are fifteen. When a girl does wed at such a young age, she will typically drop out of school to focus more on her family.
However, Aïchatou Mohamed, like a growing number of girls in Niger, has chosen to stay in school. Aïchatou recognizes the importance of an education, and doesn’t foresee dropping out any time in the near future.
See Aïchatou’s story, and learn more about the state of Niger’s education in this video.
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