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The Road to School

Above and title photo, stills from فيلم شارع المدرسة School Road

In the week when the Taliban once again cast a dark shadow over the future of girls’ education in Afghanistan, this blogpost celebrates the intellectual and imaginative worlds liberated by primary schooling for girls in Sudan, where educational opportunity is highly valued. فيلم شارع المدرسة School Road is an evocative 8-minute film directed by Razan Hashim (subtitled in English), dedicated to the joys and endless possibilities of being a schoolgirl.

Below, stills from this visual treat of a film.

Watch the film here:

Below the transcript of the film, kindly provided by Muna Zaki. If you are interested in the Arabic expressions used, see the transcription with explanatory notes in my blog

Sudanese Arabic DocumentariesThe Road to School

The road to school for many girls in Sudan is a hard one – see the UNICEF overview below. And with every month that the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rob Sudanese of their livelihoods, fewer girls will return to school and their horizons narrow.

In Women’s Education Partnership, we work to provide elementary and primary school opportunities to the most disadvantaged of Sudanese families.

Read more about our work in:

Orphan pupils from the elementary basic schools we support.

From Hardship to Hope Our Orphans Schooling Program

Teacher Training in Action

Community Empowerment in Action

UNICEF Overview of Primary Education in Sudan

This is a literacy and orphans post for

Women’s Education Partnership

See Community Literacy, Latest News and At a Glance for more about our work.

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