Rwanda teenage girls

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Young people face major obstacles in entering the work force. Adolescent girls face the added burdens of widespread early childbearing and gender-based violence. Young women Rwanda teenage girls also less likely than their male peers to complete secondary education, limiting their opportunities and ability to work their way out of poverty.

A graduate, Ange, speaking at a ceremony on behalf of graduating girls. This project, run in partnership with the UK Department for International Development, helps girls get a quality education and access lifelong learning opportunities. At a recent graduation ceremony, 41 young mothers from Bugesera and Gatsibo districts graduated in cookery and hairdressing. The 4 month long courses are complemented by life skills training, financial education and entrepreneurship. Nearly half of the girls have already found work in restaurants, hotels and hair salons.

The girls have all faced the challenge of early and unwanted pregnancies which unsettled their already fragile lives. Now we are confident and ready to face the future," says Umurerwa, one of the newly graduated young women.

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As Rwanda teenage girls of this project, we are also forming Boys 4 Change clubs in secondary schools which use a model of positive masculinity. The boys are encouraged to evaluate their schools for gender equality and take action such as creating fair systems for conducting school chores, so that both boys and girls have equal responsibility, inviting girls to participate in games usually played by boys and treating girls with respect.

Since the start of the Building Skills for Life programme, a total of teenage mothers have received vocational, entrepreneurial and financial training giving them the opportunity to earn their own money work together and save for their future. As a result of the training, a large of girls have formed savings groups and set up cooperatives where they work as a team to buy and sell good with the profits earnt shared between the group.

Young mothers in Rwanda build new lives.

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Rwanda has made major strides over the last decade in boosting growth, reducing poverty, and tackling gender inequality. Tweet Share Share. Related s. Chief Executive Officer, Plan International.

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