THE EMIRATE SCHOOL HAS INTRODUCED “SAFE SPACE”.
In many parts of Africa including Argungu, many girls drop out of school and thus fail to complete secondary education for various reasons including poverty, early marriage and parents’ apathy because of poor quality of education. To encourage girls to remain and complete secondary school, The Emirate School has introduced “Safe Space”.
This is an activity that is designed to create safe spaces for the girls to discuss their concerns, and learn life skill that empowers them to develop self-agency and build their confidence to be able to take informed decisions and plan for their future under the guidance of a trusted mentor.
In consultation with the girls, the school has introduced training on Market Relevant Skills starting with a Hair Salon that also offers pedicure, manicure and beautician training. The aim is to ensure that every girl that completes secondary school has in addition a market relevant that will immediately help her to begin to earn income and be a productive member of her community. The Emir works very closely with the Religious leaders in his community and the Network of Women and Youth supporting Keeping Girls In School.