Story Catcher: Gaëlle in the DRC

Story Catcher: Gaëlle in the DRC

In honor of the upcoming UN-mandated International Day of the Girl on October 11th, STS is featuring a Story Catcher written by our very own Program Manager, Gaelle Simon. Her eyewitness accounts of the determination shown by the female teachers in the DRC sheds light on the need for women to pursue higher education, a key factor in alleviating global poverty. By reaching out to girls at a young age, STS hopes to encourage them to remain in school. This is proven to be the most effective way for girls to overcome societal barriers.