In early 2014, Link Community Development Ethiopia worked with partner agency Whizz Kids Workshop to develop local language Short films exploring the barriers girls face to attending and achieving in school. A group of girls from all the project target areas were selected to write the scripts and receive basic training in film production. The topics include domestic chores, early marriage, status of girls' education, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and menstruation. The footage was shot on site in schools located in rural Wolaita Zone of south-western Ethiopia. The edited films include the footage alongside input from inspirational female role models. They were screened for the first time in May 2015 in rural communities using generators and projectors. The community campaigns were emotional affairs and the ensuing discussions were right at the heart of the attitudinal and behavioral changes needed to enable effective girls' education in the long term.
Please see below for the completed videos as directed by the selected girls from Wolaita Zone in Ethiopia.
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