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8 June 2006 - 12-year-old Ethiopian girl shines shoes to pay for her own education

Tape#: JN 6258
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© UNICEF/ HQ06-0298/Andrew Heavens

Meskerem Geremew, 12, sits with her shoe-shine box on the curb where she works in Addis Ababa, the capital.

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Production date: 18-21 April, 2006

Duration: 7:48

Keywords: UNICEF, children, Ethiopia, Shoeshine, Education, girls education

Main shooting locations: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Main sequences: Twelve-year old Meskerem pays for her own school fees and materials by shining shoes - a job typically done by boys - on weekends and evenings after class. She is part of a growing generation of Ethiopian girls who are fighting poverty and gender inequality in order to get themselves educated.  

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