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12 June 2007 - Younger girls being sent to school in Sierra Leone to close educational gap

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Mohammed Kamara wants his four-year-old daughter Aster to continue school up to university.

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Production date: 19 April 2007

Duration: 2:50

Keywords: UNICEF, children, girls’ education, schools

Main shooting locations: Kabuicha, Kamasikie – Birwa Chiefdom, Sierra Leone

Main sequences: Just three years ago, the Kabuita Community School in Sierra Leone was a simple grass hut and few children – and almost no girls – ever turned up for class. UNICEF and its partners are helping build new buildings, training teachers and encouraging changing attitudes towards girls' education. Now, the school is packed with pupils every day, and more often than not, girls actually outnumber boys. 

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