Girls in Ethiopia often face major challenges in life. Early marriage and children, not being prioritized by the family to get an education and a lack of sanitary equipment are things that contribute to girls often dropping out of school.
Together with our partner Siiqqee Women’s Development Association, we have established 3 girls’ clubs in schools in Sebeta, Ethiopia. 917 girls have used the clubs in the past year.
In the girls’ clubs, the girls can receive follow-up from trained advisers, discuss challenges and solutions in groups with guidance, hang out with friends, pick up free sanitary equipment or simply just relax.
The clubs give the girls a safety net that catches them before they drop out of school. Both the girls and the school staff give good feedback on the positive effect of the girls’ clubs.