TOTAL IMPACT AFRICA

Let Girls Learn Programe

Breaking the barrier to girls education and giving Africa girls the opportunities to unlock their full potentials and facilitate their way to center stage of the economic environment and to the decision table. Right now, 62 million girls around the world are not in school. Millions more are fighting to stay there. Let Girls Learn is a new effort by TIA to raise awareness about the importance of allowing all girls to pursue a quality education.

About 62 million girls around the world are not in school. Millions are fighting to be educated as they grow old but her family must be willing and able to afford her education. She risk long distance to school and at time get pregnant and/or forced to marry. Most often she always lack access to healthcare and the support she needs to learn. From Cameroon to the rest of the world, it time to let girls learn

Let Girls Learn is a new whole-of-government initiative to ensure adolescent girls get the education they
deserve. Building on USAID’s initial Let Girls Learn funding and education programs, the initiative will
elevate existing programs, including in areas of conflict and crisis, leverage public-private partnerships,
and challenge organizations and governments to commit resources to lift up adolescent girls worldwide.

WHY EDUCATE GIRLS

Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women, and it shouldn’t be a luxury. When girls are educated, they lead healthier and more productive lives. They gain the skills, knowledge and self-confidence to escape the cycle of poverty. They become better citizens, parents and breadwinners. An educated girl has a positive ripple effect on her health, family, community and society as a whole.  Operation Total Impact aligns its strategy to that of the STRATEGY of USAID’s Let Girls Learn approach is comprised of three main pillars: Increasing Access to Quality Education, Reducing Barriers to success, and Empowering Adolescent Girls.

Increasing Access to Quality Education This pillar focuses on programs that teach girls to read and write, provide safe access to schools for both students and teachers, and ensure those living in areas affected by crisis and conflict have access to an education. It also helps girls to acquire education alternatives, workforce training and employment opportunities. The program has  improved school completion, and led to better knowledge of adolescent reproductive health,
gender-based violence prevention, and gender equality.

REDUCING BARRIERS focuses on a wide range of vulnerabilities for adolescent girls, including early pregnancy, malnutrition, menstrual hygiene, and preventing and
responding to HIV. Girls also face economic barriers, including school fees and the cost of
materials to attend school. This pillar also targets security, the threat of violence and programs to reduce gender-based violence, and child, early, and forced marriage.

EMPOWERING ADOLESCENT GIRLS focuses on increasing girls’ rights, leadership and opportunity through broader skills in finance, digital literacy, science, technology, engineering, agriculture and mathematics. It also works to change attitudes and
behaviors regarding the value of girls’ lives by encouraging positive gender roles,
communication, and community engagement.

14 Female inmates at the Buea Prison broke the silence and enrolled as students in the #Prison School. This year is exceptional in that more than 260 indicated their desire for study but after a rigorous evaluation 42 inmates were selected to become #Indormates for the 2018/2019 academic year. For the time since OTI-ORG and Partners started the School in 2012, we have never had ladies as students but this year after dialogue and negotiation with the Superintendent, ladies were given the opportunity for formal education. We are #Transforming Prison Yards into Dormitory Schools one step at a time.