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2014.09.18

* UNICEF supports girls' education at child-friendly schools in rural Egypt
* 시간: 01 min 57 secs
* 촬영도시: Abu Teeg
* 촬영국가: Egypt
* 촬영일자: 25 Oct 2009


In Abu Teeg, life hasn't changed much over time. People live as they have for generations and according to the same customs.


It is still common practice for women to ask permission to leave their houses and it is forbidden for women to own land.


Nearly all women over the age of 15 in this area are uneducated and spend their days at home.


But the future of girls is changing.


Small child-friendly schools are opening their doors and Abu Teeg's younger girls are eagerly flocking to them.


Yusriya Al Fikry is one of them. At 13 years of age, she is just in fourth grade. But she catching up quickly and is often the first to arrive in the mornings.


Al-Soulieman School a one room child-friendly learning environment supported by UNICEF. It is designed with the objective of integrating girls like Yusriya into the education system.


SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Yusriya Al-Fikry, 13-year old student:
"I didn't know how to read before and I was really sad when I saw other kids going to school and I questioned why I couldn't go with them."


Field specialists visit the girl's homes to encourage the parents to allow them to attend.


The child-friendly school promotes gender equality and gives all students the opportunity to voice their thoughts and opinions.


SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Yusriya Al-Fikry, 13-year old student:
"Education is enjoyable and all children should be able to have an education because without it there is no life."


Yusriya plans to be a doctor. Not only is she hopeful, but she is confident that she will get there.
And the first challenge has already been overcome, being able to go to school.