More girls at school!

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Since 2002, Unicef has set up a schooling program for girls in 25 priority countries. In Afghanistan, since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, more than 3 million children have gone (back) to school. Remedial lessons have been made available to about 11 500 girls since 2003. In Burkina Faso, between 2002 and 2005, Unicef took part in setting up 1 500 schools which can take over 100 000 primary school pupils. In this country, other measures such as free stationary and children’s’ compulsory enrolment for the first year of school made the percentage of girls in school go from 37 % in 2002 to 54.5 % in 2005.

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