Production date: 18-21 April, 2006
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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Closing the gender gap: An Ethiopian girl shines shoes to pay for school