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MALAWIS' RURAL ADOLESCENT GIRLS EDUCATION         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Trees and Forests         
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
VALENTINI ANDREA
FAO, ROME,
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English
There is a very close link between the Education for Rural People (ERP) flagship partnership objectives which has rural people at the center of its mission, and the development projects in Malawi carried on by various UN agencies and NGO’s. Despite a decade of free primary education in Malawi, the number of girls dropping out of school continues to outstrip that of boys, according to a new report from the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). This article, stemming from a direct experience in the field, between June and September 2004 in some Malawian Rural Schools, provides unbiased overviews and opinions of a UNICEF volunteer on the Education problems affecting Rural Adolescent Girls, together with some suggestions on appropriate strategies to solve them. The mission was developed in the Chikwawa District, in the Southern part of Malawi, near Zomba. The reader will find inside a lot of updated information on the educational situation in Malawi. All these data are based on oral interviews in the field.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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