In Niger, girls’ schooling is fast developing, particularly in secondary education, with 45% of girls in the Final Exam candidates.

Supporting Girls’Schooling Project

In order to support girls’ schooling and to counter discrimination, the Niger State has implemented the Girls’ Schooling Support Project (SCOFI), specifically, by appointing staff in charge of promoting girls’ schooling in primary and secondary education, The male and female SCOFI delegates are educational professionals, qualified, and experienced in teaching.

Madame Issa Aïchatou Dan Badio Doka is SCOFI supervisor for secondary schools in the Dogondoutchi Departmant, Every town in the Department has a Primary School supervisor, In the Dankassari rural community, the supervisor is Mrs Fassouma Algutek, All of them were interviewed for Tarbiyya Tatali Magazine n°10, What mainly appears is that they are deeply involved in their mission but lack necessary means to achieve it, Consequently, AECIN and AESCD have requested funding to allow RAEDD to support the SCOFI delegates of the Dogondoutchi Dpt and Dankassari community.

Looking ahead

  • Projection of the film ’Three Girls in Dankassari’ , organisation of debates on the damages of early marriages with SCOFI delegates, The first event took place in Dankassari end of May 2019,
  • A computer and a motorbike provided at the SCOFI supervisor’s disposal, as well as documentation for awareness missions.