International Day of the Girl Child




Oct 11, 2013

9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Mandela Room, AKU IED-EA

International Day of the Girl Child

As adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, October 11th has been declared as the International Day of the Girl Child – a day to acknowledge the rights of young girls and the challenges they face. This year’s theme is, the focus of the day is on “Innovating for Girls’ Education”.

Here at the Aga Khan University – Institute for Educational Development, East Africa, we are proud to celebrate International Day of the Girl Child. We are passionately committed to working towards ensuring that all girls receive  about access to quality, empowering education that will provide them with the skills, knowledge, and capabilities they need to shape their futures.

improving girls’ access to education and we strongly believe that by educating girls we can drastically change their lives and they will go on to change the lives of others.

This Friday, October 11th the AKU-IED is hosting we will be holding a workshop to discuss (please put in what the workshops will be about here a workshop that considers a broad spectrum of issues related to gender in education, and encourages participants to reflect upon and share their own experiences and insights on this topic.  The aim of the workshop is to  determine “what works” in terms of approaches to gender-responsive education and how these effective approaches can be implemented more widely.

We have also invited two guest speakers who will share their work in the area of gender-related needs in education; recent research and findings; successful models/interventions; and lessons learned.

Guest Speakers

Ms. Lydia Wilbard
CAMFED Tanzania

To Be Announced

We anticipate this to be a very interesting, lively, and informative event, with ample opportunity for dialogue.


​Mariam Marani
Marketing & Communications

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