A parental education session for women in Saran Maradi village in the Maradi region of Niger. By Sandra Bisin Global Action Week , from 20 to 26 April, is focusing on life-long learning to raise awareness about the worldwide literacy challenge. It is barely 11 in the morning, but the temperature is already scorching. Niger's hot season has begun.
By Rachel Thompson She would cut off parts of her foam mattress, or use scraps of clothing—sometimes even parts of her school uniform. Bamisaye's lack of access to basic menstrual hygiene products didn't just cut away at her school uniform, it also cut into her school time and prevented her from attending lessons. Twenty years after Bamisaye finished school, Nigerian schoolgirls continue to face the same challenges when they menstruate. So, she decided to do something about it—by creating a startup that provides girls with menstrual hygiene kits in the hope that they'll stay in school. Per the research, this doesn't just impact negatively on girls' academic success which later impacts girls' "economic potential" during their lifetime , it impacts girls' sexual and reproductive health, their self-esteem and sense of agency. According to WaterAid research, 61 percent of Nigerian girls interviewed use repurposed cloth to manage their first few periods, and 45 percent stay away from school for a few days when they're on their period.
That it is a subject for discussion reveals that there is a major problem with education of the girl child in Nigeria and other countries. People believe girl child education is important What are the factors militating against the education of the girl child especially in Nigeria? NOIPolls conducted a survey and came up with the following factors: Poverty According to the poll, 28 percent of people believe poverty is a major factor hindering the education of the girl child in Nigeria.