10.11.12 International Day of the Girl
Thanks to the tireless efforts of AUDACIA participant Plan International, and its partners, the United Nations has declared October 11, 2012 to be the first-ever International Day of the Girl. ...
Rose Odengo, Senior Reporter for the Global Press Institute, writes about an interesting initiative to break down the communications barriers between students and adults. The Talking Box, an initiative for girls in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, invites students to write down concerns they are afraid to discuss with their teachers or parents, so that adults can address them. The box provides anonymity and a safe space for students to share challenges they face. Educators say The Talking Box is reducing school dropouts and improving academic performances. Read the complete article here. (Photo Credit: Rose Odengo)