What girls need to stay – and thrive – in school

Originally published by the Global Partnership for Education The Discovery Project’s education program in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria is helping marginalized girls like Joyce make huge strides in learning. Funded by the UK Girls' Education Challenge, the Project is part of...

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DLA's film to create TB awareness sweeps five nominations at largest African film awards

We are delighted to announce that DLA's feature film production, The Lucky Specials, has been recognized by the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), Africa’s largest and most prestigious gathering of regional filmmakers with five nominations for acting, editing, and...

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Why I Empower Girls by Anita Erskine

Today’s woman is yesterday’s girl, her future held ransom by a uniquely designed and recurring process of social norms, traditional practices and cultural conformities. Over the years, this method’s result is the residual ghost and destructive social compact that...

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A Partnership to Transform Learning Through Video Benefits Thousands of Nigerian Students

A unique, video-based learning initiative, launched by Discovery Learning Alliance (DLA) and sponsored by energy company Chevron Nigeria Limited, has benefitted over 13,000 students and nearly 800 teachers across 10 primary schools in Delta State, Nigeria. Launched in...

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Chevron unveils DLA initiative to boost teaching, learning

Originally published in The Guardian Nigeria In its bid to positively improve the socio economic situation of host communities, Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has unveiled the Discovery Learning Alliance (DLA) centre in Delta state. About 13,128 pupils and 789 teachers...

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How a girls’ club in a school in Ghana trained its members to become entrepreneurs

For the girls who attend one of DLA’s partner primary schools in Ghana’s Sagnarigu district, long walks to school are a norm. With few transportation options available to the community, students are used to trekking long distances to buy school supplies and even...

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A Child’s Right To Life, Survival And Development #ChildrensRights

The Convention on the Rights of the Child stipulates that all children have the right to life, survival and development, with a key aspect being the right to education. Unfortunately, many children’s rights are violated when they are denied the right to attend school,...

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International Women’s Day and the Powerful Changes that Local Women are Driving in Girls’ Education

As we reflect on the importance of the International Women’s Day on March 8, we don’t have to look far for stories that demonstrate the inspiring work that women all over the world are doing to secure women's rights and well-being, both for themselves and for...

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A Child’s Right to Non-Discrimination #ChildrensRights

A key component of the Convention on the Rights of the Child is the right to non-discrimination, and a child’s right to not be treated differently because of who they are. In many communities, girls face discrimination due to their gender and are excluded from school and...

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Human Rights Are Children’s Rights #ChildrensRights

As we recognize the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10th, we reflect on the global community’s advances in protecting the inalienable rights that each person holds as a human being. One of those advances came In 1989, when world...

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America gets back as much as it gives in foreign aid

By: Tamela Noboa How much of the United States federal budget goes to foreign aid? When the Kaiser Family Foundation asked that question in a 2015 poll, nearly a fifth of people couldn’t even venture to guess. Of those who answered, most said between 5 and 51...

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Involving Children in Decision-Making #ChildrensRights

Importantly, the Convention on the Rights of the Child debunks the old phrase, “Children should be seen and not heard,” by affirming that children have an important role in making decisions that affect their lives. Children have a right to ask questions, seek...

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