BBC in the DRC

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The BBC World Service Newsday team was in the Democratic Republic of Congo and caught up with one of the students from our innovative radio education program.

This program is the first of its kind in the world, targeting out-of-school girls who often can’t go to school because they can’t afford school fees, or face the threat of sexual violence getting to and from school. We send locally trained teacher’s aids into the villages (so the girls don’t have to leave) to support them. The lessons, created together with members of the Ministry of Education, are made specifically to target out-of-school girls and help them gain the skills to return to formal schooling or pursue a career. The results speak for themselves —  80% of students have now passed their national exams.

Watch the video to see the impact of this program firsthand, and make a donation to help put the power of education back in girls’ hands.