Class of 2015 – one year on

A film for the “Send my Friend to School” initiative. This is part two of a series that will track a single class of pupils over 5 years.

Kaltume, Hadiza and Rukaya live in central Nigeria. Follow their experiences and the progress of class two of Kabiji Primary School, who are due to finish their primary education in 2015.

Girls’ in the Class – A story of women teachers in Nigeria

In Nigeria an estimated 7 million children of primary school age are out school and the majority of these children are girls.

This film is the story of Grace Bumba who is the first women from her community to ever go to college.

The Girls’ Education Project is a joint initiative between the Federal Government of Nigeria, the UK’s Department for International Development and UNICEF which aims to get more girls into school and to improve their quality of life.

Increasing the number of female teachers in rural schools can lead to an increase the number of girls enrolled. So the Girls’ Education Project through a trainee teacher scholarship programme is encouraging more women into the classroom.

Braids not AIDS: hairdressers tackle HIV in Zimbabwe

Tackling HIV and AIDS in the developing world is an immense challenge which means going beyond treating the disease to focusing on prevention. There is no one-size-fits-all solution any response must be tailored to the specific needs of each country and of the groups most vulnerable to AIDS. The UKs Department for International Development works with governments and other partners in a huge range of programmes to target the problems that contribute most to the spread of HIV and AIDS across the world.

Through a programme funded by the Department for International Development and run by PSI, hairdressers in Harare, Zimbabwe – are trained to give advice on safe sex and the benefits of using female condoms.