In many cultures the education of girls is not a priority. Some girls never get to go to school. Others only attend for a short time, and don’t get beyond the basics of the ‘three R’s’ . On the other hand, UNICEF sees investing in the education of girls as “one of the most transformative development strategies.”
November’s ‘small voice of the month’ is Sisters for Sisters, a project in Nepal supported by VSO, which matches up a small group of younger girls with a “big sister” whose role is to show their families and community the value of girls staying longer in education.
Listen at 47’52 minutes in to the podcast as VSO volunteer Anne Law describes her experience of taking part in the pilot project, and its effect on girls in some of the country’s most remote and marginalised communities.