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A second chance at success for young Nigerian girls

Conflict-affected youth gain the knowledge and skills to succeed in Nigeria’s Borno state

What was your wish, when you were 25 years old? For Zainab, it was simple: to be able to spell her own name, and help her four oldest children with their homework. Her own parents never believed in education, but after dropping out to become a seamstress in her village, Zainab understands the power of learning.

I regret not going to school earlier, but this is my second chance. I would have loved to be a teacher. I hope to still pursue my dream if I can continue in schools close to my house.

25 year-old Zainab