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African first ladies call for advancement of girls’ education
Published on 18-07-2016 - at 07:22' by IGIHE

First ladies from around Africa attending the 27th African Union Summit in Kigali have advised governments to strengthen efforts in promoting education of the girl child.

The issue was raised yesterday as members of the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS, in collaboration with Plan International and Malala Fund came together to watch a documentary film dubbed ‘He Named Me Malala’.

The event was preceded by the speech of Kenya’s first lady, Margaret Kenyatta.

Madam Jeannette Kagame was among attendees of the event including first ladies of Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Mali, Mozambique, Niger and Sierra Leone.

The film depicted great achievements of Malala; the youngest Noble Prize laureate at the age of 16 for her support to raising the voice of the girl child in accessing education.

Watching the film was followed by discussions on promoting girls’ education and rights.

During the discussions, the head of Plan International Rwanda branch , Marie Gladys Archange; the spokesperson of Malala Fund, Chikondi Mpokosa; the representative of Plan International in African Union , Chikezie Anyanwu and Kayitesi Vestine who spoke on behalf of girls in Rwanda shared ideas of what should be done for enhancing girls’ academic progress.

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Madam Jeannette Kagame was among attendees of the event including first ladies of Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Mali, Mozambique, Niger and Sierra Leone.

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