And the challenge to get girls in school is greatest in Nigeria’s northern states where culture, tradition and the economy bar so many girls from getting a good education.
The trainer’s wife, who was also well schooled, joined the session.
Those friends back home are some of the 10.5 million Nigerian children who do not attend school.
The five girls were brought to Nigeria’s former capital by the Oando Foundation, which gives them student scholarships, to sustain their education pursuits.
Esiet realized this type of community engagement would overcome education’s critics and compel the people to embrace schooling.
Removing barriers, building communities During the last International Day of the Girl Child, Nigerian women called for the removal of barriers to the potential of girls in society.