Figures from the Education 4 All program’s first 5 years shows that the program has had a slow but certain impact on girls’ education in the village of Namaré.
The Education 4 All program hit the 5 year mark in 2012/13. From 2007 to 2012, there has been an increase in the number of girls in the classroom in Namaré.
In 2007, there were 2 girls for every 10 boys in the classroom; in 2013, there were 7 girls for every 10 boys in the classroom.
These results show that the programme has been successful in gradually closing the access gap between boys and girls in primary education in the community.
2013 Education 4 All program evaluation
In 2013, we conducted a qualitative survey to retrieve feedback on the first five years of the Education 4 All program. Nukoko Education’s partner, REJED, surveyed 51 students, 26 parents and all teachers (26) across the 5 participating schools.
- 100% of surveyed girls believe that the program has allowed them to have a satisfactory education and better access to academic success. This is shown in the results of the sponsored girls on their primary leaving exams (EDPS) in 2012, with an overall success rate of 84%
- 95% of surveyed parents (of sponsored girls) agreed that investing in their daughter’s education is important, and 70% advocated investing more time and money in the education of girls generally (up from 20% in 2007)
- 91% of surveyed teachers noted that girls are now less confined to housework and succeed as much as boys do at school
- Education 4 All has clearly been able to erode a primary barrier of access for girls: the financial constraint
- It has also been able to remove another barrier towards access and quality: adequate school materials
- Moreover, through additional seminars and workshops within the community, including parents and students (of both genders) the erosion of bias against girls succeeding in school has been steady