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.

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