GIRLS Inspire – a project to address the issue of child marriages by enhancing access to education and skill training – has been launched on 8th March 2016. The project would be implemented in 5 countries – Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Tanzania, and Mozambique. As the partners are scattered in 5 countries (3 continents), they participated in the launching through Skype call. It is being funded by Commonwealth of Learning (COL) – an organization based in Canada.
It would be implemented in Pakistan by two organizations – Bedari and Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC). Bedari would be focusing on mobilizing communities around girls education and against child marriages, while SPARC would be providing education and skill training to girls. It would be implemented in two districts – Muzaffargarh, and Bahawalpur.
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