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Sarraounia

Sarraounia

Sarraounia operates in Dosso, Niger, as a pilot project is aimed at increasing girls’ retention rate in six target rural secondary schools through mentoring, motivating, community action and improving the learning environment. Named after Sarraounia Mangou, a 19th Century female chief who successfully fought against attempts by the colonial power to subdue her kingdom, the project hopes to inspire young women to also rise up and overcome obstacles and challenges in their lives.