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2007.05.15
Asset Name : Mothers' Clubs playing a crucial role in girls' education in Gambia * 27 September 2006 Traditionally, girls growing up in farming communities in The Gambia's lower river division face a tough life of work in the home or fields, along with an early marriage. Education has not played a major factor in the equation. A dedicated group of mothers is changing that situation. They've formed "Mothers' Clubs" and they are playing a crucial role in The Gambia's drive for universal education and girl-friendly schools. Here in Sare Samba, they led the effort to get a school built. They also went door-to-door to encourage parents to enrol their daughters in school. Fatou Bah is the president of the Sare Samba Mothers' Club. Soundbite (Wolof ), Fatou Bah, President of the Sare Samba Mothers' Club: "Nobody is careless about her own daughter now because daughters themselves are seeing what is happening and the mothers are also seeing what is happening in the present generation. So all daughters now are getting the same ambition as their mothers, and they are working hard for their own development." The classrooms are filling up quickly, with boys and and girls. 14-year-old Amy Touray used to spend her days working in the fields. Now she can read and write, and even speak English. Soundbite (Wolof ), Amy Touray, 14: "When I grow up, I want to be a school principal just like the one at my school," she says. "She does a lot for herself. She feeds and provides for her family without any help from others, and this is something you can't do without an education." The Gambia now has about 90 Mothers' Clubs, which were created by The Gambia Forum for African Women Educationalists and UNICEF. The clubs run income-generating projects to pay for school books, uniforms, shoes and other costs not covered by the government. New vegetable gardens on the school grounds improve child nutrition and give parents another reason to send their children to school. And a UNICEF-provided machine lessens the time women and girls must spend milling food, so they can focus more energy on education. A world of opportunity is opening for girls in The Gambia, thanks to a strong group of mothers that understands the power of education.
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