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ERIC Number: EJ841709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
Responding to the Needs of the Community: Examining the Educational Opportunities for Girls in Rural Malawi
Sankhulani, Lillian
International Education Journal, v8 n1 p100-107 Apr 2007
This paper reports on the findings of the preliminary research that I conducted in two districts of southern Malawi, Africa. The purpose of the research was to establish the existence of the Sara Communication Initiative (SCI), a girls' intervention program, which had been introduced to selected rural schools. During the preliminary visits, I interviewed head teachers, teachers, pupils and parents. The major issues identified were: that girls were overworked at home compared to boys; that girls were sometimes denied parental care and protection after puberty; that girls in most rural schools lacked female role models; that some girls failed to continue schooling due to poverty; and that some girls failed to enrol in school due to long distances. The situation suggests that more needs to be done for the advancement of the education of rural girls.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malawi