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EGYPT: Raising Yusriya
In upper Egypt, community schools have emerged as a strong example of how child-friendly school approaches have provided access and quality education to the children of rural farming villages like Abu Teeg especially for girls. Thirteen-year-old Yusriya began school four years ago, when Abu Teeg opened a single classroom. Girls in Abu Teeg are being educated for the very first time, gaining confidence and ambition that allow them to dream of better lives for themselves and their families.

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