10 September 2012

Landesa's Dots ~ Girls' Education and Land Rights

Impatient Optimist Tim Hanstad notes Back to School? Not for Poor, Rural Girls in India...
"...far too many primary school aged children -- an estimated 67 million worldwide -- will never enroll in school. These children are generally the poorest of poor, for whom even a "free" education comes at too steep a price. For these families, sending children to school often means fewer hands laboring to support the family. [...] it is the poor, rural girls who most often stay out of school. Take a look at this new video that shines a spotlight on the role land ownership can play in getting these vulnerable groups into the classroom..."

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