The reasons girls and women miss out on education are varied and complex, but the need is straightforward. Denying women and girls the chance of an education impacts on their quality of life and can prevent them from fully participating in their communities.
Fewer than 5% of adults with disabilities across Africa are able to read or write. People living with disabilities deserve, need and want the chance to fully participate in and contribute to their household, community and nation. Accessing education is a step towards being recognised for what they can achieve.
Education cannot be put on hold when people become displaced by conflict or by natural disasters. Failing to meet the education needs of displaced communities can leave whole generations disadvantaged and impedes the recovery of communities and countries.
Pastoralists’ way of life often makes it challenging to access traditional schools. However, with a more flexible approach to education, it’s possible for pastoralist communities to access the education they want and know that it is essential to their survival.
When children start relying on the street to survive, continuing school and accessing education becomes almost impossible. However, it is precisely education that can make living on the street a temporary experience instead of a life-long sentence.
Read some of the individual stories of people who have been able to benefit from education because of AET’s programmes and how this opportunity is helping them to overcome challenges in their life and community.