Canada’s Deputy Minister of International Development, Diane Jacovella, visited Nampula Province in Mozambique to hear about the impact of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) project GIRLS Inspire is having on women and girls
Canada’s Deputy Minister of International Development, Diane Jacovella, visited Nampula Province in Mozambique to hear about the impact the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) project GIRLS Inspire is having on women and girls.
Minister Jacovella met with project partners to see how barriers facing female learners, such as child, early and forced marriage, are being overcome.
The GIRLS Inspire project is a three-year project for girls' education that was launched in 2016 and partners with community organisations and institutions.
It aims to support some of the world’s most vulnerable and hard-to-reach women and girls in accessing skills development and schooling through open, distance and technology-enabled learning.
The Government of Canada has funded the project through Global Affairs Canada, as part of the country’s international advocacy efforts to prevent CEFM and provide alternatives to at-risk women and girls.
The Deputy Minister met with women and girls in Nacala Porto who were receiving training in a variety of vocational courses.
She also attended a presentation on the root causes of CEFM and the obstacles faced by girls in obtaining an education.
The Deputy Minister noted that the project’s interventions had contributed to the transformed and improved lives of the women and girls who had received support and training, and had empowered them to have a voice within their communities.
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