In 2021, Commonwealth Alumni were invited to design and deliver a Girls’ Education themed community-focused activity to raise awareness around the importance of Girls’ Education within their chosen community and ways to advocate for and achieve access to education for girls.
In 2021-22, the CSC is running a series of activities linked to Girls’ Education as part of our Time Limited Programme (TLP). The TLP is a year-long programme of activities and events which have a particular focus. This year, the TLP is focused on promoting Girls’ Education as part of the UK government’s ambitious initiatives to get 40 million more girls from low and middle income countries into primary and secondary school by 2026 and improve learning levels, so that girls can achieve their full potential.
These activities include a Professional Fellowship programme focused on Girls’ Education, alongside a year-long engagement and communications strategy on this topic; alumni events held across the Commonwealth; and additional support being provided to the CSC’s ‘Access, Inclusion and Opportunity’ online Knowledge Hub.
In line with this theme, in 2021 Commonwealth Alumni were also invited to design and deliver a Girls’ Education themed community-focused ACEF activity.
Girls’ Education ACEF Activities
You can read about the Girls’ Education themed ACEF activities delivered by Commonwealth Alumni below – as well as the impact these activities had on their chosen community.
Supporting girls in Pakistan to stay safe online
In March 2022, Commonwealth Alumni Irum Maqbool and Maham Nawaz organised a webinar on digital rights in Pakistan aimed at improving the awareness of secondary school girls’ rights to privacy and data protection when online. Following the webinar, they commissioned...
Introducing girls with disabilities to career opportunities in wildlife conservation in Zambia
Commonwealth Alumnus Ricky Kalaluka is a trained teacher, forester, and agroforester. He is currently the Head of Programmes at the Centre for Environment Justice (CEJ) in Zambia. As part of his responsibilities, he is a Project Lead on the five-year project,...
‘Her Dream, Her Future’ Symposium in Makoko, Nigeria
On 9 March 2022, a group of Commonwealth Alumni working at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, held a symposium for female public junior secondary school students from Makoko, an informal settlement in the Lagos coastal area. The symposium was titled ‘Her Dream, Her...
Delivering a STEM mentorship camp in Kenya
Commonwealth Alumnus Margaret Kamau collaborated with Our Lady Mercy Girls Secondary School in Makadara Sub County, Nairobi, Kenya to deliver a STEM mentorship camp. Margaret took a multi-activity approach to her ACEF activity, which included activities aimed at...
‘Voice It Out’ event for girls and young women in Nashik, India
On 9 March 2022, to mark International Women’s Day, Commonwealth Alumnus Sakhi Anita hosted an in-person and virtual event titled ‘Voice It Out’ in Nashik, India. The event brought together girls and young women to discuss their experiences and thoughts about their...