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AForEffort

#AForEffort: Girls have a right to learn, too

Poverty, parental illiteracy and long distances mean almost a third of girls in rural Zambia have no access to education. Innocent Banda, a 29-year-old volunteer teacher, is fighting to change that.

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Some children are held back by their families, like in Innocent’s community in Zambia where many girls are prevented from getting an education by their parents. But as a teacher, he really wants to change that and ensure everyone gets an education. "Children are the future,” he says - and it’s a future he’s willing to fight for.

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