In a Refugee Camp, Classrooms Open Up to Somali Girls

Somali girls are rejecting traditional norms, refusing to marry early, and continuing their education at the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya. At the camp they have access to primary, secondary, and some postsecondary education. “When the camp was established in 1991, girls made up only 5 percent of the total number of young people in education in Dadaab, according to the Lutheran World Federation. Today, female students account for almost 40 percent of those in school.”

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