Education

  1. Helping get justice for a teenage girl who was raped

    ECID Community Reporter Fatima Yakubu, based in Makarfi, shows commitment against gender-based violence by facilitating the arrest and subsequent prosecution and jailing of a rape culprit. Read a summary of Fatima’s heroinism below. Halima (not her real name) is a 15years old student of the Government Secondary School, Makarfi ward in Makarfi Local Government Area…

  2. COVID-19 pandemic stifles the fight against early child marriage in Nigeria

    In many countries around the world, marriage before the age of 18 is a violation offundamental human rights of children. But in Nigeria, child marriage is still very mucha big problem. The country has one of the highest child marriage prevalence rates inthe world with an estimated 44% of girls marrying before their 18th birthday.…

  3. Community covid concerns: violence, thefts and education uncertainties

    The affects of Covid-19 go far beyond health impacts for many communities, with many children uncertain about the future of their education and people experiencing violence and thefts. This report from Muya Mudenda shares experiences of people in her community.  Ward 11 is facing a lot of challenges caused by Covid-19. Now school children are…

  4. Zimbabwe’s education inequalities deepen due to COVID-19

    This article was written in co-production with Our True Voice community reporters Bridget Munkuli, Linda Supiya and Faris Davidson who were reporting on these issues in their communities. For the first time in 5 years, Zimbabwe recorded its worst ever Grade 7 results, with children from the poorest families bearing disproportionate hardships in adapting to…