Girls Rule!


In Somalia, women and girls who never attended school can learn to read and write at World Vision’s Candle Light Development Center.

Families in Somalia favor educating boys over girls. There are also informal education classes and skills training for unschooled girls ages 7 to 14, providing painting, tailoring, electronics, mobile phone repair, and carpentry. Graduating students can start their own businesses or receive job referrals, ensuring employment and education for their own children. 

The cener offers vocation training in hand-painting, tailoring , computer, electronics, mobile phone repairing, carpentry, and literacy classes to all kinds of children and women, not just vulnerable children - free of charge. Students receive 6 months of training, then start their home business, or receive job referral from the training centre. There are 60 students in this center. 

©2012 Daniel Lee/World Vision

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