"Education of a Girl Child is a vital factor in dealing with the root causes of poverty and Underdevelopment." UN Resident Coordinator-Uganda.
Many talk about it, many see it important, many have done something to it, many have succeeded, and many have found it interesting and to MANY, like us ‘the boys’ it’s worthy an investment. And it has pushed us to starting up this boy-led initiative to support girl child education.
What to be done is a lot in many more avenues and ways, hence any one can do anything anywhere, anytime, with any available resource at his/her disposal and in any pursuable capability. A by passer near a road-cross can help a young school cross the road, and a wealthy tycoon can support a school being built somewhere, and a policy maker, designs to what is needed most.
Girls In School Initiative is a boy-led and boy-run organisation that brings up the boys’ support for the Girl Child’s Education, the gender disparities in Education falls short for girls, so they ‘lead’ performers (boys) must be part of the efforts to support the girls increase up the success ladder in education, and here we are to play our desired and much needed part, support Girl Child Education.
We don’t need to gather huge resources to do this, but that we have that pushes us up the ladder, only need to be halved to support the girl child next to us, hence our own financials, knowledge, time and commitment are the ones we need and here we have to support Girl Child Education.
Girls and Science: Can ‘Boys’ Champion the Journey?
It is Saturday evening and the sun is scorching hot. There are already only four‘boys’ waiting for the event to begin. The guest of honor has arrived and everything seems blurry. They sit there faces chocked with half smiles as they hold on a little bit longer. Promisingly members start flocking in. In 20 minutes, they were ready to begin. more
The Girls In School Initiative is a boy-led and boy-run community organisation that brings up the boys’ voice and support to girls’ education.
Gender disparities in education do not favour girls; so are the boys privileged? GISI brings boys to the front to support Girl Child Education. It gets boys involved in programs, activities and initiatives that aim at uplifting girls’ access to education by supporting the principles of enrollment, retention and completion of education by the girls. More
Walking the Talk: The 1st Boy-Talk Moment on Girl Child Education
Meet The Entrepreneur
Bashir is a social entrepreneur who is passionate about girl child education. As someone who has changed taken his BIG IDEA to the next step, he decided to share insights with The Innovation Village (TIV) about this and so much more.
TIV: Who is Bashir Magezi ?
Bashir : I am a teacher by profession and an investor in girl child education and is passionate about change through social entrepreneurship . I went to Nicaragwa ps, Natete muslims, Bulo parents,Mpigi mixed ss and finally MUK doing Education majoring in Geography
TIV: What is your inspiration / Why Girl child education?
B: I got my inspiration from my mum a p4 leaver who struggled to send all her 8 children to school through agriculture and arts and crafts. My mum always wanted to send me to oxford university and that’s what i want to do,to help other girls realize that dream more
According to the Statistical Abstract 2014 of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sports, the Net Enrollment Ratio NER 97% of the Total population of the primary Going age in Uganda, 98% are female and 96% are Male. This indicates that girls accessing Primary Education are slightly higher than boys therefore attainment of gender parity between the male and female pupils as for every 100 pupils in primary, 50 were girls.